Polishing topsides; how does the Drascombe Drifter 22 compare to its predecessor?; Electrifying a classic motorboat; Christmas gifts; plus choosing nav gear and electronics for…
The family head back across the Channel and take a look around Cowes
Will falls in love with Alderney and is able to enjoy that holiday feeling
Evita finds herself in hospital after a nasty experience while trying to leave a mooring.
On reaching Jersey Will reflects on the lessons learned over the past fortnight and asks himself if the holiday was a failure
Yanita is in better shape than when they arrived in St Peter Port but attention soon turns to the health of the skipper himself
Things go from bad to worse for Will when the wind picks up and he's hit by the boom while trying to reef the main
On the final leg to the start of the rally the family are seasick, Yanni cuts his head and a crewmember does a runner. Will has concerns about the coming…
It's an early start for the sail to Haslar Marina. Will is excited about the prospect of four weeks off work to go cruising.
The family take the boat from Ramsgate to Brighton, en route to Torquay, the start of the Biscay Triangle 2005.
At last - the Vandenbossche family are home in Ostend, after a cruise they'll never forget
'I've always wanted to be at sea, ever since I was little. I Joined the navy at 18, and been involved with boats one way or another ever since.
Sir Robin Knox Johnston and Suhaili together again
Christina Sampson reports from onboard Linklaters Rebel during Saturday's Round the Island Race
It may not be the windiest of events on record, and it's unlikely any records will be broken, but as half of the fleet passes the Needles, at least four…
Three hours into the race the breeze had built to a 17/20 knot easterly, with fast reaching conditions to the south-west of the Island.
The wind progressively decreased over the course of the afternoon to a gentle 10-12 knots from the south-east, but provided for some great downwind sailing up the East Solent
PLEASANT DREAM, OR NIGHTMARE?
SUNDAY 21ST OCTOBER WE ARE HOME! SORT OF ??. This year’s Med and back cruise is over, but not yet finished. A paradox. Regulars will remember that we had been…
THE WEATHER IS STILL WINNING