Sailing course dates
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24th – 29th September. sorry full
A Plymouth to Plymouth week. exams available for those who need them.
1st – 6th October sorry full
8th – 13th October
29th – 3rd November
Still warm but getting windy! Plymouth start and finish. 2 places left
April 1st – 6th
Plymouth Cornwall course. Always popular so book early.
Looks like Brittany in 2018, but watch this space. A few more weeks and I will have schedule. Call if you need to book early.
April 16- 22nd
A seven day course taking in channel Islands and or the North Brittany coast for those who want to get stuck into watch keeping, crossing the English channel and a bit more night sailing.
TopCat Scotland and back 2015
Great sailing, great training ! Heres a few pictures from a trip taking us from Plymouth along both south and north coasts of Cornwall, over
to Lundy thence to south Wales. Buryport, over to southern Ireland
( Arklow, Wicklow, Houth) Northern Ireland too. Annalong, Strangford lough. Over to Portpatrick on the Mull of Galoway. Into the firth of Clyde via AilsaCraig, Campbelltown on the Mull of kintyre, loch Ranza on Arran, Kyles of Bute then a crew change in largs.
That was just to get north. Heading south again took in Ilse of man, Menai straight ( north Wales) and back via the Scilly’s. What a summer!
You get a little more with Top Cat. No we don’t swan around the Solent. These are true Cruising courses. Passage planning big time. Real passage making. every harbour is one we have never seen!
2013 Spain adventure
Top Cats summer cruise got off to a fine start with an easy sail across the channel to L’Aberildut. I remember a right old fight getting the anchor back! tried every trick in the book and still getting nowhere. Eventually tried putting a small loop of chain around the main cable and dropping it down a tight main anchor chain. Drop the main chain and pull on the small loop. It worked! we couldn’t believe it. All stop here though as we found the starboard engine had cracked a piston? So a U turn and back over the channel via Ile de batz ( Beautiful drying anchorage in perfect shelter) Limped home, Well I call it limping, but we had sails and one engine just like half a boat!. Engine re bored etc. Mago eventualy got here self down to Northern Spain. A hard place to cruise with big swells, shallow drying entrances and harbours few and far between. Beautiful but not easy!