• Hi Swiebertje,

    Many thanks for the comprehensive reply. I grew up sailing on the Norfolk Broads so it all sounds familiar, though bridges that get out of your way will be a nice change from having to lower and raise your mast!

    I did mean buoyancy aid, not life jacket! Thanks for the reminder though.

    We’re really looking forward to the rally -…[Read more]

  • The International Rally is getting closer and I was just after some tips from those who had been on previous events as to what to expect, what prep would be advised and what kit we should take.

    I am currently planning to take wetsuit / spray top / wetsuit boots etc to cover off any bad weather, waterproof over trousers and jacket for wet but w…[Read more]

  • Sorted! Apparently the application got filed in Spam, now registered 🙂

  • Hi all,

    I was wondering if anyone has registered for the International Rally at Heeg next year and received confirmation of some sort? I think I registered earlier this week but have not had any confirmation, and haven’t had a response to a query I submitted at the weekend.



  • Great, thanks for all the feedback!

    Went on a trip to the Isle of Wight on Sunday with some chaps from HISC. I crewed with one of them and saw the benefits of various things. Interestingly, the performance advantage of a Spinnaker was not as great as I had expected. One boat flew one all the way back and only really started to pull out a lead…[Read more]

  • Hi all,

    We’re due to take delivery of our new Mk 4 later this week (very exciting!) and we have been reading everything we can online. There is a lot of good cruising advice out there and I have a couple of questions:

    1. Being a mk 4 we should be self draining with transom scuppers and floor bailers. Is there any need to carry a hand bailer as…[Read more]