Dick Durham

Most people don’t ‘get’ Roger D Taylor. At one time, blinded by sunny photographs of exotic ports in over-written pilot books, nor did I. Roger sails round in ever-increasing circles…

At the end of last season I snapped our wooden flagstaff when using it as a handhold coming up the stern ladder from the dinghy. It is in a slightly…

I’m beginning to feel my age. At 58, I feel a little aggrieved at getting arthritis, but I have to remind myself that as a GP I daily see patients…

Amazingly, a year has passed since my first entry into blogging with ‘A large man in a small hole’ on May 19th 2015. Producing one every week dismayed me at…

Dick Durham

I went to Mike Peyton’s wake recently. Not surprisingly, because he’s still world- renowned for his wry humour, it was not a gloomy affair. There were about 60 of us…

Years ago when we were young, we went to a few yacht club meets in our Contessa 26, Barnacle Goose. All the other boats were much bigger and grander, with…

We arrived at Neyland to find Aurial returned to her usual berth after the repairs to the fractured pontoon piles. Not only is she now closer to the access bridge…

Bareboat charter

Before you sell up and sail away from the UK, ask yourself: is the liveaboard life for you? Try it on a bareboat charter somewhere exotic to find out