Monday, June 11, 2012

Sailing with style

Mike & GlenHuge grins from Mike, on the left, and Glen, on the helm, as we cruise down the Medina River, through Cowes on the Isle of Wight, in Arctic Rose.

These are not made up smiles for the camera, but the genuine article as we all really enjoyed what was a challenging sail in capricious winds and a somewhat lumpy Solent on Saturday.

I met Glen and Mike on that day skippers course I did a few weeks ago, and this has been the first opportunity for us to sail together since then.

Both Mike and Glen are regular dingy sailors, so well know 'the ropes', though Arctic Rose, being a ketch, caused some head scratching and we did have to resort to a few engine assisted tacks/jibes early on in the proceedings. All good learning though.

Save for a near collision with some idiots in a yacht, who should have known better, it was a fun day for all of us.

I'm looking forward to what will be somewhat of a class reunion next month, with all five of us from the course out on Arctic Rose for the weekend.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:36 PM

    A challenging day sail in Artic Rose. She sails with some style. Looking forward to help sail her again soon. Thank you Tim