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Sailing the Cyclades

Bronze Age to Classical Greece Our voyage began on 21 July 2008 when the crew including Trevor Davies, Serena Alexander, Sandra and Lloyd Hamel, Jo Heptinstall, Shelagh Fitzpatrick and I met for lunch at the Royal Hellenic Yacht Club, Piraeus for lunch and pre-trip briefing with skipper Peter Hopps. The [...]

Sailing the Cyclades2019-08-22T09:59:01+00:00

Aegean Rally

A race lost in translation The Nisida crew were expecting sun, sand and sangria, but the Aegean Rally wanted more from its entrants. What do you expect from a rally? A bit of gentle sailing, nothing too energetic, lots of sun, sand and sangria? Hmm. Well, we did get a [...]

Aegean Rally2019-08-22T10:14:34+00:00

Caribbean 600

Stunning New Race "There's a brand new RORC Race" said Peter Hopps in the club bar. "600 miles round the Caribbean. Nisida's entering." "Hmmm" I thought. "Warm weather sailing... regatta day racing is fun and exciting, but this is the chance to keep on sailing for a few days through [...]

Caribbean 6002019-08-25T20:49:18+00:00

Caribbean Rum and Racing

The welcoming first rum punch Peter made the rum punch while Hilary showed us round Nisida. While we inspected our quarters, Peter mixed the carefully measured proportions - one of sour, 2 of sweet, 3 of strong, 4 of weak. A delicious welcome to the Caribbean, the first of many [...]

Caribbean Rum and Racing2019-08-22T09:59:35+00:00

From Antigua to Hamble

Sent 19 May 2015 I left Antigua a week ago yesterday, Thurs 7 May. Having called in for fuel I left English Harbour entrance at around 2.00pm. A few tacks to clear the E side of Antigua and we were on our way heading North. The distance direct (Great Circle) [...]

From Antigua to Hamble2019-08-22T09:59:47+00:00

Grenada Sailing Week 2015

Sam's Caribbean Campaign started with Grenada Sailing Week, running from 29th January to the 3rd of February.Jo Cave, Josh Pennell (non member) and I sailed Sam down from Antigua, arriving as planned on Wed 28 Jan. There we were joined by the rest of the crew - Joe Cross, Bjorn [...]

Grenada Sailing Week 20152019-08-22T09:59:54+00:00

Nisida – Our previous boat

We bought Nisida in September 2005 and between then and when we sold her last year we have sailed and raced thousands of miles and done some interesting races. We did Rolex Middle Sea Race every year from 2005 to 2011; in that time we won Class 1 in the [...]

Nisida – Our previous boat2019-08-25T21:26:59+00:00

Clinton’s Transatlantic

Clinton Spiteri has recently returned from a trans-atlantic crossing aboard the GY51 sailboat, Nisida of Hamble skippered by sailing veteran Peter Hopps. The journey was a delivery of Nisida back to Europe following the close of the Caribbean sailing season that features the famous British Virgin Islands (BVI) Spring Regatta as well as Antigua [...]

Clinton’s Transatlantic2019-08-22T10:00:04+00:00

Rolex Middle Sea race 2010

This was the 7th year in succession we've done this race - so we must like it! It's hard to explain its appeal to those weaned on a diet of Fastnets; it may be the same distance at 600 miles but there pretty much any similarity ends. First, the [...]

Rolex Middle Sea race 20102019-08-22T10:00:13+00:00