We have a space left on a course starting on sunday if you feel the need to do your day Skipper or Comp crew, if your interested drop us a mail or give us a call. Now reduced to £545 inc vat.
We have also added a Skype link to the contact us page, you will see if Tim is online so feel free to Skype him for a chat.
We have updated the website with the latest course dates, have a look at the contact us page and hit the late availability button …….. Here.
Many thanks to Malcolm and Damon for giving me the chance to sail on their wonderful new Beneteau Oceanis 40 “The Dance of Maya”.
Malcolm successfully completed coastal skipper and Damon Day skipper. To celebrate their success they put their skippering skills straight into use ordering their poor instructor (now demoted to deck hand) to the task of rigging up their new cruising shoot thus providing the passing tourists on the ferry with a photo opportunity.
Well done gents, look forward to seeing you on the water.
At 06.00 monday the 26th after doing several circles one way, and many more the other way, due to the crane not being ready! RumRunner left the water for her annual scrum and re paint. Thanks to rachel for the help getting her round to Galmpton and for returning down river on Glenmore, a stubborn Nicholson 32.
Now to get Fiona onto the anti fouling……..
Getting ready to take RumRunner round to Galmpton to have her lifted for her bottom scrub and antifoul, there are holes in the greyness out there now with the sun poking through…….. but suprisingly the wind will be right on the bow no change there then.
Congratulations all on passing your SRC/VHF DSC course today. Thanks for an enjoyable day and glad you all enjoyed it.
Also well done to Trevor on completing your ICC, safe journey back to Cyprus and if your ever this way please drop in to see us
You all now know where we are, so drop in anytime and hope we see you all in the future. Call you on the water!
We are now into day 3 of warm sunshine……… bliss, not good for sailing as there has been little wind but pleasant for a drift in the Bay.
If you fancy a drift in the Bay give us a call.
Well done everyone on completing your RYA First Aid course, thanks for an enjoyable day.
Our final day saw us leave Ocean village marina in Southampton to return to Port Solent because sadly Mum and Dad had to return to work.
Wind on the nose all the way thanks to a backing south westerly! We set the mizzen and motored gently back reflecting on what we had learnt from our few days out together. Dad keen for the family to sail more and Mum not so sure. Chaz (please don’t feed to much sugar, or you will struggle to keep up) Learnt lights and shapes so well that he could put many a day skipper to shame and a capability to helm a boat far beyond his years (all six of them). Rio (one day will marry a dentist) always keen to learn and always keen to “skipper” whether on or off the boat! As for me I had a great time. Spending time with nice people, in lovely surroundings, a fresh breeze, a calm sea, sun shining, Just what sailing is all about. A big thank you to all of the Barker family.
Steve Age over 21 (just) !!!
When the Barkers and Steve set off from Lymington to Ocean Village we got ready and off we go again. Rick(Dad) steered us out of the Marina and Steve was doing the sails just like the Power Rangers, while Rio was at the bow doing a bit of sunbathing! (for 5 minutes). Then she went down to the stern and was on the helm.
Chaz and Annie(Mum) went below and did some learning (Sums), Rio went below to check on the chart and Annie (Mum) who wasn’t feeling too well, but we carried on and before you know it we were there.
At last we got to go to the cinema and eat goodies we went to see ‘How to train Dragons’ Steve said he learnt some new training techniques from the film.
Rio (Age 9)