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Archive | April, 2012

Preparations – More purchases!

The seemingly never ending list of expensive purchases continues. Earlier today I ordered a Spot Messenger*, two more double ended day / night distress flares, sailing compass bracket, sea anchor and a new burgee from Piplers Chandlery, Poole, who have been great – good old fashioned service from very helpful staff who know what they’re [...]

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My 2012 Challenge

My 2012 Challenge

I will set out at the beginning of June and hope to have sailed or paddled round most of Britain by the end of August. All the way round mainland Britain by boat is approximately 2,200 nautical miles and almost certainly too far to travel in three months in a sailing canoe with a cruising [...]

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Round the Isle of Wight by sailing canoe – March 2012

We launched our Shearwater sailing canoes shortly before midnight. As we sailed out of the small haven at Hill Head I could see Ian’s white navigation light shining at the apex of the dim triangle of his sail, silhouetted against the yellow street lights of Cowes in the distance. The new moon had set some [...]

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