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Prep, Prep and Prep Again.

Once settled, our new instructor came on board – Nick – to ‘prep’ us for the RYA Yachtmaster exam. There followed 10 or so days of pontoon bashing, sailing onto, and off, anchor or mooring buoy, Man Overboard (MOB) and general swotting up on IRPCS (No, not the International Regulations for the Prevention of Cruelty to Sailors but the International Regulations for Prevention of Collision at Sea – ‘ColRegs’), weather and other associated yachting stuff. 103 more words

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Sangdong Valley in Gangwon-do, South Korea

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Sangdong Valley in Gangwon-do, South Korea

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The Episode of the Frozen Fridge.

Since I last wrote we (myself, Vera and Neil) have been busy swotting for the Yatchmaster’s exam next week 10/11th July. That entails a daily dose of ‘pontoon’ bashing – aka berthing the boat – as well as a daily practice at Man Over Board (MOB) drills at which, for some unknown reason, I am singularly failing to get right. 443 more words

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Goodbye To All That.

Back to Brixham

A couple of incidences in Salcombe that I forgot to mention. One is that (and possibly a reflection of its wealth) there were a great number of marble kerbstones! 333 more words

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A Full English and A Full Drenching.

After completing my first circumnavigation of Britain – for which I also thank Neil Penman, Principal of SWMT together with the instructors Alastair, Merv, Duncs and Tank as well as my fellow crew members, Neil, Allan and Vera – we berthed for a short while on the town pontoon in Salcombe, scrambled ashore for a Full English and a shower before slipping lines there and hooking onto a mooring buoy in the Harbour for a well-earned rest after our overnight exertions. 358 more words

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Tony Goes All The Way!

On Thursday June 26th, at around 04:15, I crossed a Meridian of Longitude at 003O 30’.0 West  thus completing my circumnavigation of Britain.

Thank You, Moyna. 6 more words

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