Stuff that makes us laugh

Online forums – their kind of advice…

2019-05-13T08:03:56+00:00 April 26th, 2019|Kit, Yarns|

Thread: Sea Knives Sam Llewellyn Asking an online forum for some simple advice? What’s that like then?  Asks Sam Llewellyn 8th January 0855 Seasailor McDodder. Mudd. Original Poster I am off to the Boat Show, and I expect boat knife manufacturers will be there in force. I need a knife for cutting, cooking, [...]

Instructors’ Tales: Freckles at Sea

2019-04-03T15:57:47+00:00 April 3rd, 2019|Yarns|

In which Richard Howell discovers that students don’t always understand why you should jettison cargo to leeward... For many years I used to provide an annual weekend corporate sailing event in the Solent for a large, Yorkshire-based, construction company. We usually took out three Bavaria 38 yachts, and, with me as lead skipper, the crew [...]

I’ll never forget whatsisname – Quirky

2019-02-28T12:47:10+00:00 February 28th, 2019|Yarns|

  In which Quirky's sailing companion name-drops about how he forgot a name...     In a previous lifetime, when we lived in NY, we enjoyed the delights of keeping a 25 foot sloop on Long Island Sound. As two of my crew were in nappies at the time, we always asked able-bodied guests to join [...]

Andrew Bray: Where the closest contact is above in space

2019-02-07T09:59:45+00:00 January 6th, 2019|Yarns|

   Can you hear me, over? Sometimes it’s easier for a mariner to call up the International Space Station than his wife at home In February 2005 Alex Whitworth and Peter Crozier were half way across the Southern Ocean, mid-way between New Zealand and Cape Horn when they decided that they would like to talk [...]

Lucy L Ford: Blind Navigation

2018-11-27T09:51:32+00:00 November 11th, 2018|Yarns|

In which Lucy describes sailing with a very short-sighted skipper I had noticed that there had been much squinting at the chart plotter, and now he tells me... I sometimes wonder whether the blonde slim affair of the Skipper’s fifty-something dreams would be seen dead on his boat. Let alone hanging off the bow in [...]