Sailing course dates


Posted on January 30th, by admin in Course dates. No Comments

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Going into a maintenance period now, but let me know if you need Caribbean training as we can do one and two day courses with a weeks notice if need be.

 

Dates for 2018

 April 15th – 20th

Plymouth Cornwall course. Always popular so book early.  3 places left

April 29th – 4th May

Plymouth start and finish. 2 places left

May 13th – 19th

Plymouth – Channel Islands- Plymouth. 7 great days training in fast tides, scary rocks and some passage making while we’re about it. 3 places left

3rd – 8th June

A week in Cornwall so short Day Skip passages and lots of Manoeuvering.

Later in summer 18

Looks like Brittany, but watch this space. A few more weeks and I will have schedule. Call if you need to

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Yes. that too. Gota be done

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As you can see we don’t just recover the fender! its real at top cat

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Close quarters sailing skills a big part of what we do


 

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Warping the Cat alongside

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“Screeching” into Fingals cave on Staffa this summer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Harve Goslin on Sark in Channel Islands

 

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“You’re smiling like the Dolphin” Channel Islands

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!





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