Jetty Repairs 2018

This year the seaward end of the jetty has been deteriorating gradually with impacts from boats and trailers so it was decided to refurbish it and at the same time make more clearance underneath the end section to allow flotsam washing down the river to pass straight through.

Fault Reporting

To report a fault, if you are at the club,  please mark it on the foyer white board and contact the  person responsible  for the asset in question. Or if nothing happens,  or you can’t get in touch with him,  please tell David Booth :-   Contact Page  and he will liaise with whoever necessary. FaultReported byAction ArrangedEntrance door frame crackedPJ 20th OctJH informed, temporary repair plannedKitchen Door Hinge BrokenPJReplaced CB 29th SeptEntrance door hinge brokenJohn HoltJCB battery flat […]

Milford Haven to Fishguard

Anchored near the lower harbour in Old Fishguard, we were the only craft out there apart from what looked to be one local boat on its mooring. We got to Fishguard old harbour at lunchtime after a fairly boring sail outside of Skomer and Ramsey Islands. Boring because it was too misty to see land and it was oily flat calm – there is no suiting some people! We did pick up a great lift […]

Padstow to Milford Haven

Padstow to Milford Haven – 70 nautical miles to go and most of it out of sight of land. We departed Padstow in the early hours of 24th May in order to have favourable tides at each end of the day, besides, Padstow inner harbour is behind a lock gate with limited opening hours. On leaving we had an awkward few minutes trying to keep clear of the dredger in the channel with its blazing […]

Falmouth to Padstow

We left the marina berth at 10:30 on 18th May to round the Lizard and enter our last South Coast bay. Penzance was going to be full of boats so our destination was Newlyn. We made it into harbour among all the fishing boats in the afternoon at 17:00 having had a fairly lively ride around The Lizard, but otherwise a calm passage. Great fish and chips in town for tea.   We took a […]

Brixham to Falmouth

  We were getting into good cruising territory after having crossed Lyme Bay – there are short hops between pretty destinations, but still we saw very few boats at sea.     We reached Dartmouth having set off only 2 1/2 hours earlier from Brixham. We were in a marina berth for the first time this trip because there wasn’t a lot of choice of moorings to be found up here without a lot of […]

Lymington to Brixham

There is a very strong tidal race through the Needles channel at times so we left Lymington in the dark to take advantage of it on our departure. There was not a breath of wind and as you can see from the pictures it was completely calm, so we shot through the channels at 8 knots, there were a few whirlpools but no sign of overfalls on the Shingles Bank.   The wind did pipe […]

Langstone Harbour to Lymington

    Having crossed London with this little lot and having had to move along 3 coaches whilst on the move on a crowded Southern Rail train (which turned out to have to separate later into two portions), we arrived back on the boat  ready to set sail on the 4th May. The bags held personal gear, a selection of our South Coast and Irish sea charts including some belonging to Phil Ham and most […]

Back to Glasson from Langstone Harbour

    We Purchased Sandpiper back in November 2017 and fortunately the previous owner, Geoff, had paid for its berthing on the hard at Eastney with Eastney Cruising Association ( ECA ) ECA have a huge membership compared to ours and on Summer weekends they have problems parking all the sailing members’ cars on their available space, so their larger boats need to be cleared from the yard prior to car parking spaces being marked […]

Pirate Invasion May 2017

The pirate/viking do was a complete success this year. Good turnout, I wondered on Fri night whether it would be cancelled, the weather was for wind and rain at 2pm Loads of boats left in a bit of breeze and I took a bit of water in a rough patch on the corner, well we were 5 up in my dinghy. Uneventful up to the pub where we met Shirley who drove round and parked […]