Jonty Pearce

Jonty Pearce

Jonty Pearce is a lifelong cruising yachtsman and retired GP. He keeps his Southerly 105 ketch Aurial in Milford Haven and regularly sails with his wife Carol. The couple also enjoy chartering with the Penguin Cruising Club. Jonty started sailing dinghies at the age of 10 and holds the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore qualification.

Boats moored at Solva in Wales

With COVID-19 restrictions now easing, Jonty Pearce and his wife Carol cruise locally in south Wales - their first time on the water for eight months!

A yacht in boisterous conditions

AIS and chartplotters have come a long way in the last decade, but are they enough to replace radar? Jonty Pearce examines the latest technology

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Retired GP Jonty Pearce warns that an escape to leisure yachts runs the risk of COVID-19 disease spread and strain on local hospitals