LONG DISTANCE SAILING

I have raced Dinghys, Big Boats around closed courses with bouys. I enjoyed it enormously. Distance racing is another thing altogether. You use what you learned around the bouys; this is where you are close to other boats and can tell if what you change is right or wrong. in the Ocean you have to have confidence that your choice is the right one. It is unlikely that there will be another boat against which to measure you choices.

I have raced across the Atlantic 9 times. the video below is the last race I sailed; and the quickest crossing ever; for me. I still smile at the memories evoked by the images. In order to have achieved this crossing we had a number of 300+ mile days.

MY LIFE IN BOATS

I assembled this a few years ago because even I forget some of the boats and events I sailed. Still fond memories; and still making more.

12 METER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 DAY 3

THE LEADERBORD FOR THE 12 METER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS REMAINS TIGHT AND IN FLUX. THIS REGATTA WILL GO DOWN TO THE WIRE.

SATURDAY IS THE FINAL DAY OF RACING FOLLOWED BY THE PRIZE AWARDING.

START TRANSATLANTIC RACE 2019

AT 11 AM JUNE 25 THE FIRST GUN FOR THE START OF THE 2019 TRANSATLANTIC RACE. 14 STARTERS IN THREE CLASSES. TRACKING AVAILABLE BY YELLOWBRICK

the weather will not be a repeat of our joyous ride in 2015. It will be more like the 2011 race with a big hole in the middle of the racecourse.

port starboard at the start
class 1 and beavertail
class 2
duck after the gun
class 3
race committee at castle hill light
weather forecast