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Grayhound – Eco trading under sail

The replica of an 18th-century lugger now sustainably carries cargo Grayhound, the replica of a three-masted revenue cutter from the 18th century was built by Marcus and Freya Pomeroy- Rowden in Cornwall in 2010-2012 initially to offer charter sailing. But over the last three years they have evolved a more ambitious hybrid programme involving cargo [...]

By | 2018-02-09T15:43:41+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Features|0 Comments

Britain’s oldest working fisherman

Bill Hocking At 87, Bill is Britain’s oldest working fisherman, still laying lobster pots with his 15ft boat off the Cornish coast. He talked to Phil Russell about the ‘Great Mackerel Klondyke’, the sinking of his boat and more Working on your own leaves no room for error – one clumsy move and you’re over [...]

By | 2017-11-21T14:18:00+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Features|0 Comments

(In) Competent Crew. How we (hopefully) became more competent – Part Two

It's now been a couple of weeks since part one of our Competent Crew own boat tuition. Which, consisted of 3 very full days going through the RYA syllabus as well as a great deal of boat handling. You can read about it HERE . Doing it this way allowed us to tailor make a [...]

By | 2017-09-11T12:24:31+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Arroobba, Features|0 Comments

(In) Competent Crew. How we (hopefully) became more competent – Part One

Own Boat Training - Starting Somewhere. Tied up alongside. Putting the days learning into practice. What better way to improve your confidence than to undertake some own boat training. We started with Competent Crew, inviting another couple to experience it with us. The thing about owning a boat is that for the uninitiated [...]

By | 2017-09-11T12:24:31+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Arroobba, Features|0 Comments

Sailing with whales – from an editorial: February 2017

Seeing whales at sea in their natural environment is awesome... and respectful   It was on a crossing of the Bay of Biscay on one of those days where a total lack of wind brings the sea down to a state of gently heaving glassy calm. The sky was similarly completely covered by a nondescript [...]

By | 2017-04-19T18:06:49+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Features|0 Comments