One or two members have suggested we organise some gentle non-competitive dinghy racing on weekday evenings - social sailing rather than anything too serious. We are therefore proposing the following dates as 'trial runs':
Thursday June 2nd @ 1730
Thursday 16th June @ 1700
Thursday 30th June @ 1645
All welcome - any questions, please contact Simon FitzPatrick
21 February Winter Programme
Commodore Pete Hammond talked about adventures with 'Tina louise' and has kindly supplied the videos:
Ted Lawson - Tina Louise
I will be forever grateful to Ted Lawson for selling me Tina Louise. We all know what an adventurous soul he was. I had the great pleasure of spending many hours just chatting to him (and eating his Christmas cake!) over the long winters. When I first bought her I wanted to replicate his trips to distant shores and go long distances but over the years i've enjoyed not just the sailing but the destinations too. When my eldest daughter moved to the outer Hebrides (North Uist now) I thought that would be a good objective. Little did I know the profound enjoyment I would get from the northern islands and the western shores of Scotland. A world unlocked for me by Tina Louise my wonderful Nicholson 32. This video tracks that story from when Ted first owned her to my first long passages to the outer Hebrides.
Lochboisdale - Arisaig 2020
At the end of 2019 Tina Louise over wintered in Lochboisdale Marina, on South Uist. Little did we all know that it would be so difficult to get her back!! When lockdown finally eased we were able to get over and prepare her for a quick dash across to Arisaig Marine, where the plan was to keep her on a morning and over winter. This short video shows some of the images for this trip which was sailed in company of my great friend Kev. It includes sailing to Canna, landing on “Heisker” to visit the lighthouse and then on to a bay on south Ruhm, and Eigg, and a climb up the Squrr and onto Muck before the final leg to Arisaig.