Monthly Archives: January 2012

New crew member appointed…

Planning for the first blind Jester challenge entry continues.  The problem is that it is supposed to be a single handed event, I think.  However, I reckon that Barret Bondon (the autohelm) is exempt and no one could confuse Inca … Continue reading

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A winters sail

Just thought I would stick this on the blog.  We got a short sail in on Sunday 14th Jan.  Nothing remarkable went wrong.  However, we saw lots of seals.  I even managed to spot them with my binoculars.  Wonderful.  Mr. … Continue reading

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Jester challenge here I come…

well not yet perhaps.  But I have been thinking about sailing with Mrs Blindsailor and have had to consider berthing.  Getting into our marina has always been a two man effort.  One up on the bow, mooring line in hand … Continue reading

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Tango Tango, Sierra, Oscar, Sierra…

New heads now installed aboard.  Last weekend, with the help of our unofficial bosun, Tellytubby (everyone in my club seems to have a nickname, some make sense, others are a bit obscure) we completed the sanitation upgrade.  Next New Years … Continue reading

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I wonder if this would have happened to a fully sighted sailor?

I just heard about a fellow VI sailor across the pond that was boarded by the US Coastguard and forcibly removed from his boat during a circumnavigation attempt. Dennis Howard seems to be a very experienced sailor and his little … Continue reading

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And a Happy New Year to you all…

…so after protracted negotiations, my better half agreed that we would spend the night of New Years Eve aboard Alexandros.  She is kept on a pontoon berth so there is no real risk of anything going wrong, is there.  After … Continue reading

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