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 [...]

February 6th, 2015|

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 [...]

August 25th, 2013|

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 [...]

May 6th, 2010|

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 [...]

May 6th, 2010|

From Spain to Malta

Nisda set sail from Alemerimar in Spain to Malta on 3rd October 2009 with a crew of 8. For one of the crew, Claude Zammit, this 860 mile journey was to be his first big trip at sea as well the first time he had arrived at in the manner [...]

October 9th, 2009|

Fastnet 2009

A sail, barely visible on the horizon, in an otherwise empty sea about 30 miles south of the Fastnet Rock, is gradually becoming clearer as we draw closer on the downwind leg from Pantaenious buoy to the Scillies. Grey cloud gradually lifts as we overhaul her bit by bit, and [...]

September 6th, 2009|

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