This is where we publish our boat related stories and articles, which range from world circumnavigation to rescue missions, humour and much, much more. So make yourself a coffee and settle yourself down to a good read.
This weekend saw two happy customers collect the keys for their new boats sold through Boatshed Chichester. Richard Martin, the local broker was kept on his toes as he completed the handovers.
After almost 9 days at sea we made it to Bermuda last Saturday. We didn't move very fast (we averaged under a 100 nm a day), but it was one of the most comfortable offshore passages we've yet had.
The Boatshed ketch Supertaff was en route from Alderney in the Channel Islands back towards Portsmouth UK when a mayday relay was heard over the radio. This concerned the case of a missing seaman on a bulk carrier, the M/V Julia. The skipper had relayed a mayday having found that a crew member had gone missing.
This is the twenty thousandth boat for sale with Boatshed.com. Thats a shed load of boats which have been advertised through the Boatshed.com Website...
After one week at sea, we still have nearly 200 nautical miles left to Bermuda. At the moment it looks like we'll arrive in Bermuda Saturday – just in time for the Champions League Final (If they care about that in Bermuda).
Some time ago I remember a lady contacted me on Facebook to ask,
What boating memories do you treasure from your childhood? Trailing your feet in the water, squealing with delight, having a go at steering, and learning new skills, or discovering new beaches and going for a swim? Water skiing, fishing, picnics, and cruising with no agenda; there’s so much space, and so much peace but never a dull moment when you have a boat. If you’re a parent or grandparent you may now choose to spend your leisure time showing the children just how awe inspiring the sea can be.
We have now left the Caribbean behind and have begun a new chapter of our cruising life! As I write this we are 700 nm from Bermuda out of 850 nm in total. It will be our longest sail besides crossing the Atlantic, but surprisingly enough we have been very calm about the trip, and I have even thought it would be nice with a couple of days at sea.
The season in the Caribbean is about to end. Many cruisers are on their way back to Europe after a one year Atlantic Circuit, and we will also leave the Caribbean in a week sailing with the Salty Dawg organisation – a free of charge gathering of sailing vessels heading north together.
On a stroll in Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas a man stopped me on the street and told me that I was wearing the exact same sandals as Oprah had just mentioned on television the previous day. I assumed he was telling the truth, since my 35 Pound plastic sandals from Crocs actually are quite comfortable and not least practically, since they easily manage a wet ride in the dinghy – though this probably isn't the reason for Oprah’s fondness for the shoes.
Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a 2006 year, Cornish Crabber Pilot Cutter 30. The Pilot Cutter 30 is a modern GRP gaffer and the largest of the very successful Cornish Crabber range.
I have once read in a travel magazine that St. Martin must be the friendliest island in the world, since the island consists of a French side (Saint Martin) and a Dutch side (Sint Maarten) that live in all friendliness side by side, and you can move freely across the borders when you are on the island.
Some months have passed since our last newsletter and, whilst we haven’t covered a lot of sea miles, we have fulfilled our goal to cruise the northern Caribbean islands slowly, taking time to really get to know them, rather than ‘pass through’ as we did in dear old Penmar, on our previous voyage to these parts.
Richard Martin is a Boatshed brokerage agent covering Chichester and Brighton. Ever since he can remember he has been fascinated with all things that float. I got in touch with Richard to find out how he manages to spend his days chatting about boats, whilst also earning an income.
Henrik and I often describe ourselves as marina animals. We always love being in a marina, and I’m the first to suggest going into a marina instead of anchoring up outside.
If you live on a canal boat on the inland waterways, or are planning an extended cruise on the English rivers and canals, you may be researching the various options out there for accessing the internet while on the move.
I've never given racing a lot thought. Some times I encourage Henrik to trim the sails in order to get to shore faster, but besides that I don’t have much interest in yacht racing.
Having never really visited lancashire inland before, we were winding our way down country lanes in bright sunshine dodging the showers and following canals heading towards Glasson basin Marina to interview a new yacht brokerage business which is really making a difference.
I’ve always thought it is fun to be at a busy anchorage, because something is always going on. Since you can’t sit at home and watch television, you can instead keep an eye on the other boats.
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