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 [...]

May 6th, 2019|

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 [...]

May 6th, 2019|

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 [...]

May 6th, 2019|

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 [...]

May 6th, 2019|

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) [...]

May 6th, 2019|

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