About Me

Never too late to teach an old dog new tricks

This year I celebrated my 50th birthday. I remember thinking not all that long ago that 50 was really old. Yet here I am and it doesn't feel that bad.

Conscious that time is marching on, I've resolve to progress from dinghy sailing to yachts. So, in September this year I did my Competent Crew, this weekend I take my Day Skipper Theory and if all goes well at the beginning of Feb 2016 I will do my Day Skipper Practical. My plan is then to do some mile builders to gain more experience and then buy a 30ft boat at the end of 2016.

From there I intend to progress further, culminating in owing a 40ft and taking to the oceans of the world.

I haven't really considered the enormity of the task I have set myself. I think if I did I would terrify myself. Instead I'm taking small steps and concentrating on the immediate challenge in hand.

Wish me luck!

Personal Info

Hollowell Sailing Club

Club Website

Hollowell Sailing Club is located near Guilsborough village west of Northampton. In in 2012 it was awarded ‘RYA Club of the Year.

Racing Reports I've written

Regular reports I've submitted to Yachts and Yachting

Love Dinghy Sailing

A Group I formed on LinkedIn for anyone who enjoys Dinghy Sailing.