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Fastnet 2007

In case of inclement weather, take porridge and a Shetlander The 2005 Fastnet, my first, saw us drifting aimlessly in the Irish Sea watching dolphins and improving our suntans. Not what you hope for when you sign up for one of the world's classic yacht races. Cowes Week this year [...]

Fastnet 20072019-08-22T10:01:45+00:00

Diary of a Delivery

Nisida in Malta - getting ready for the off Becky at the helm - spinnaker up Our 52ft yacht Nisida left Malta and the Middle Sea Race bound for Gran Canaria and the ARC on 1st November 2006. On board were seven LCSC members; Peter Hopps [...]

Diary of a Delivery2019-08-22T10:02:08+00:00

In the Wake of the Phoenicians

The Challenge Peter Hopps' s open invitation to cruise in the south-central Med from Hammamet, Tunisia to Malta, with destinations en route open to crew members' inclination, was a fantasy come true for me, especially as that spring I had completed a degree in Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology with a special [...]

In the Wake of the Phoenicians2019-08-22T09:57:35+00:00

ARC 2006

Before the start in Gran Canarial After many days of preparation, victualling and (too much) drinking in Las Palmas Gran Canaria, the time had arrived for the crew of Nisida to slip to make way for the start of the ARC 2006. Nisida, entered in the racing division, [...]

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