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

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

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

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 [...]

Fastnet 20092019-08-22T10:00:33+00:00

Dun Laoghaire to Dingle (D2D) Race 2009

The 270 mile race round the south of Ireland from Dublin to Dingle is held every two years - alternating with the Round Ireland race. We were hugely fortunate this to have an Irish charter for Nisida and to take part in this race for the first time. We were [...]

Dun Laoghaire to Dingle (D2D) Race 20092019-08-22T10:00:42+00:00

Cowes Week 2009

Of all the events comprising England's social season - including Henley, Royal Ascot and Wimbledon - only Cowes Week allows you actually to take part rather than just be a spectator. Indeed the spectating at Cowes must be very dull, while hurtling round a Solent jam packed with racing yachts [...]

Cowes Week 20092019-08-22T10:00:53+00:00

Rolex Middle Sea race 2009

This year's Middle Sea Race - our 6th - proved as challenging as ever. Printed below are the emails sent to the LCSC discussion group with our preview and postview of what is always a fabulous race. Nisida off on the Rolex Middle Sea Race We arrived in Malta last [...]

Rolex Middle Sea race 20092019-08-22T10:01:03+00:00

The Giraglia Rolex Cup 2008

Fireworks set to music in the St Tropez citadel Imagine an event which was part Cowes Week, part Fastnet - 3 days inshore racing followed by a 240 mile offshore race. Then that the Cowes Week part was set in St Tropez, with all its associated attractions, and [...]

The Giraglia Rolex Cup 20082019-08-22T10:01:15+00:00