Sailing on Stockton Lake, Missouri

Sailing on Stockton Lake, Missouri – John was kind enough to invite me sailing again. Video: 2 minutes & 10 pictures

Sailing with John on Stockton Lake

Sailing with John on Stockton Lake – John invited me to join him for his first sail of the season. The end of June sounds a bit late for getting in the first sail, but John said that the horrendously wet and miserable weather we’ve been having this year had got in the way. 13 pictures

Watching The Weather

Watching The Weather – Vacation Day 12 – Tied up for the night. 2 pictures

The Norfolk Broads

Vacation Day 12 – We hired a sailboat in the vain hope of getting in some sailing. +3

Sailing – Hot Sun & No Wind

Another day’s sailing on my friend John’s sailboat – only this time instead of too much wind, we had too little. 5 pictures

Spent the day with cap’n John getting the boat ready for some real sailing – he has a mainsail. Unfortunately the ‘iron Topsail’ is currently broken, and beyond my knowledge to repair.

Some chores then sailing on Stockton Lake

John asked if I fancied going sailing. He had to ask? That’s a given. Five-minute read, +13

Cap’n John – Sailing on Stockton Lake

I really like this series of pictures of John I took while we out sailing yesterday. 3 pictures

John’s Boat

Remember cap’n John? Well, he’s gone and done it now and bought himself a twenty-seven-foot sailboat. I went with him to Stockton to take a look. Pretty cool she is too. 19 pictures

Sailing with John on Stockton Lake

Sailing with John on Stockton Lake -When my friend John said he wanted a sailing buddy to help him out on his first day sail in a keelboat without an instructor I jumped at the chance. Video: 1 minute. Five-minute read and 15 pictures

Sailing on the River Thurne

Sailing on the River Thurne, Norfolk Broads. This could be August 1999. It could be 2000, or later…

They Built Their Own Yacht

They Built Their Own Yacht – Packed away in a box under the bed I found this newspaper cutting from 1960. It tells the story of how my father and a work colleague built their own yacht. I’ve also written about some of my early sailing experiences, in particular a couple of attempts at drowning myself. Five-minute read, 5 pictures