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Reflection on a whole year of blogging

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It has now been a whole year since I began blogging.  In fact just over a year. Where has that year gone?  Time certainly flies as you get older! Continue reading

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Race Positions so Far 2

Positions as of 20:00 12/07/2015 information from YB Tracking

Position Name
1 FRYDERYK CHOPIN
2 SORLANDET
3 LA GRACE
4 STATSRAAD LEHMKUHL
5 CHRISTIAN RADICH
6 EENDRACHT
7 CISNE BRANCO
8 GULDEN LEEUW
9 EUROPA
10 SANTA MARIA MANUELA
11 LORD NELSON
RTD MORGENSTER
RTD ISKRA ORP
RTD GUAYAS
RTD ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT II

Posted by Sailing Penguin’s Son

Race Positions so far

Positions as of 16:00 08/07/2015 information from YB Tracking

Position Name
1 LA GRACE
2 STATSRAAD LEHMKUHL
3 FRYDERYK CHOPIN
4 CHRISTIAN RADICH
5 SORLANDET
6 GULDEN LEEUW
7 GUAYAS
8 EENDRACHT
9 ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT II
10 SANTA MARIA MANUELA
11 CISNE BRANCO
12 ISKRA ORP
13 LORD NELSON
14 EUROPA
15 MORGENSTER

Posted by Sailing Penguin’s Son

Tall Ships Tuesdays – meet the competition – LA GRACE – only another 6 tall ships to go!!!

I saw La Grace off the coast of Blackhead yesterday. I even recognised her as soon as I saw her through the binoculars. With only 12 days to go now the excitement is certainly building. Just got to pack and clear my ears which are all muffly at the moment after a throat infection. Hopefully this will be my last bout of sickness.

Well the sun is shining today and I am off to enjoy time with my best friend on her last day staying with me before going home to England.

Hope you are getting nice weather wherever you are.

Spoons, Sailing, CRPS and Penguins

No Image available LA GRACE – Photograph and Vessel information from Sail Training International

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New page added – Three masted topsail schooner – Sir Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill - Schooner

The 3 masted schooner – Sir Winston Churchill, in the Canaries March 1998

I have added a new page under my sailing menu about the tall ship Sir Winston Churchill.  I will probably add more information to it at some point, however for now this is a good start.

Click here and you will be automatically redirected to the new page.  

Brig Match Race 2004 – Prince William -v- Stavros S Niarchos

Prince William and Stavros S Niarchos moored in Portsmouth

Prince William (nearest vessel) and Stavros S Niarchos moored in Plymouth before the Brig Match races in 2004

In 2004 I took part in a race between two tall ships – the Prince William and Stavros S Niarchos. It was this race that set my dream in motion – to take part in The Tall Ships Races, racing against many other sailing vessels.  Continue reading