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Entries from February 2008

Prepare to Salute when you come aboard

February 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Prepare to Salute when you come aboard

I have passed the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean oral exam. This is the top sailing qualification of the RYA. So I feel I deserve recognition – saluting and calling me Sir will do!

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…coming soon — posts from the middle of the oceans!

February 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

So I’ve set up a system to allow Mary and David to use Giselle’s SailMail email account from anywhere in the world to post to… …this means we should get updates from them in the middle of their ocean passages 8^) I’m looking forward to it — are you? Andrew

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Storm Tactics

February 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Really excited! Finally found some advise on how to handle bad storms. Heaving-To. The important addition to normal heaving-to understanding for low winds speeds is the boat must not be moving forwards as it will get out from behind the protective slick it creates just being blown downwind. Slick disrupts the seas and prevents waves […]

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Cruising Association has come up trumps again.

February 15th, 2008 · Comments Off on Cruising Association has come up trumps again.

Mary writes – I’ve been worrying how to get the prescription drugs on board. Done lots of internet research and talked with lots of medical people but no solution. One short phone call to Dr Bob Hadley at the Cruising Association and I now have a simple plan for both our repeat prescriptions for blood […]

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St Petersburg Dash 2005

February 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I have uploaded the set of slides we used for the presentation we gave at the Royal Forth Yacht Club and at Port Edgar Yacht Club. You can find them in the 2005 folder or just double click on the image above this text. I have put quite large versions so let me know in […]

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Still loosing weight & Still getting jabs

February 8th, 2008 · Comments Off on Still loosing weight & Still getting jabs

Still loosing weight. The diet really does work well. The food is good and I don’t have cravings for forbidden foods. In fact most forbidden foods feel sickly! Even 1 coffee a day is all that I want (should be 0 but….). Blue line on graph above is 4 lbs per week loss, yellow is […]

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Tags: Weight Challenge

Day Sailing to Connemara.

February 1st, 2008 · 4 Comments

Summer cruise 2004 to the West Coast of Ireland aboard our X332 – Madog I was looking for pictures of Mary and thought you might like to see the whole story. Mary wrote this for the cruising log competion. This won the Millenium Quaich at Port Edgar Yacht Club. So this is the beginning of […]

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