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.
One afternoon in the marina, we talked to a New Yorker, who has his boat on a mooring next to ours. We told him that we were going out that evening, and when we met him the following day he was surprised that the boat hadn’t moved. Weren't we going out? He thought we were taking the boat out, but we just meant, we were going out in the city. We had to explain to him that we didn't just sail for fun of it!
A SOUPerb choice – Catalina 470 Sloop
Wednesday morning we decided to use sail only in the gentle winds and not start engines at all... We pulled up the anchor from the fine sand and started going south under bare poles in 10 knots of wind. All went well, with the headsail at the bow ballooning out in front of us to carry us on the leisurely 6 hour trip south in the calm waters.
In the marina the other day we talked to a young couple from Europe, who had been sailing for five years and were now heading north. Their plans were a little uncertain:
As part of the countdown to PSP Southampton International Boat Show Boatshed have VIP tickets up for grabs.
England’s canals and rivers are like a mysterious parallel world that exists alongside our ordinary world: Unless you are a narrowboat owner yourself you may have several misconceptions about boating and canals. Here are 8 little-known facts about England’s canals that dispel a few myths and reveal what’s real about the UK waterways.
There is a slight possibility that I might make myself unpopular among both men and women with this blog post, but I am of the opinion that there are certain things I as a women don’t have to do/learn. E.g. I don't think I have to be able to mend a bike or check the tire pressure.
FIZZ@FIVE......You are invited to join the Boatshed.com team at their stand BO53 for a glass of Fizz at 1700 each day of the show.
Ahoy Honorary Crew, Sue and I are about ready to leave Pobra de Cariminal, a nice town at the foot of a gentle mountain in Ria Arousa. We came in here with the OCC Ocean Cruising Club rally on Friday.
September is the biggest auction yet with 60+ boats all going under the hammer in 30 days. See auction dates here
Hi Honorary Crew, Sue and I are in the center of Shellfishing industry of NW Spain. Mussels or Moules are big industry in Galicia.
As probably a lot of men, Henrik has an interest for both cars, boats and planes, although his interest and devotion changes from time to time. When we had crossed the Atlantic, Henrik was so tired of sailing that he asked me, if we should leave the boat in the Caribbean and fly through Africa instead. At that point I was firm, though. After 31 days on the Atlantic I wanted to be rewarded with white beaches and palm trees: We are sailing!
Boatshed have been at Cowes over the past few days....Cowes Week has played a key part in the British sporting summer calendar since 1826 and is now one of the UK’s longest running and most successful sporting events. It is the one of the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world, staging some 40 races each day for up to 1,000 boats. Looking for fast race boats why not have a look at our specialist performance sailboat portal at www.boatshedperformance.com
We’ve all seen those adverts online that claim you can become an internet entrepreneur and earn money whilst running your business from somewhere hot and exotic. But with the training, support, marketing materials and technical systems of Boatshed™ that lifestyle has become a reality for Alan Giles of Boatshed Phuket.
Ahoy from Angel Louise! Sue and I are enjoying a fabulous time with other cruisers who belong to the Ocean Cruising Club - including folks from Ireland, England, Scotland, Spain, and the US ... Around 12 other boats in my estimation.
Life on the canals is a mystery to many, and when you meet those enigmatic folk who live aboard it’s tempting to quiz them about their unusual lifestyle. Some questions are common and some are just odd. It’s interesting how puzzling the canals can be to the uninitiated and curious. Here are some of the top questions me; my friends and my neighbours have been asked about canal and narrowboat life. I’ve provided the answers so that next time you see a liveaboard narrowboater, you won’t need to ask!
Due to popular demand we have brought forward our next boat auction and we're now accepting entries.
Weather - We've had very mild weather. In the 70s and 80s now, but cooling into the low 60s at nights. Yesterday, during the sunny afternoon, a thick fog came on us.. and by nightfall we could not see the shore 150 feet behind us. Very eerie.
A couple of years ago, when Henrik tried to persuade me to go cruising with him, it was the promise of visiting the big cities of the world (at least the ones on the seaside) that became an important argument for me, and I was particularly tempted by spending the summer/hurricane season in New York. Now that I'm here, I'm truly enjoying myself!
1969 Willard 36 Pilothouse Trawler 1xdiesel 85hp Click the link for full specs, large format photos & video!