Parents’ week – 19th to 26th July

What’s the point of having a floating caravan if you can’t let your parents use it? That was my thought anyway, so on the day after Nicky and Sye cycled to Mylor my parents, Iris and Tony, arrived to join us. The plan was that Lucy would be moored alongside the eastern pontoon for the…

Log: 7/6/14 – Fowey for the weekend

After a great Cape Cutter 19 Week I stayed in Mylor and got down to doing my day job afloat. I’m able to use my laptop tethered to my iPhone for Internet access, and with good Three coverage coped quite well. The weather was mixed, with showers and building southerly winds. My long time friend,…

Cape Cutter 19 Week – Mylor

This time last year I was a committed Cape Cutter 19 owner, and desperate to see continued growth in numbers of this spectacular little yacht. To that end I’d volunteered to organise the first International Cape Cutter 19 Week over Whit week. It was going to be based in Chichester Harbour, and include sailing in…

MYC May Cruise

And so, after many months, we were ready to go somewhere. It was the Mylor Yacht Club early May cruise over 3rd/4th/5th of May, so it looked worth a try. I travelled down early so had the whole of Friday for prep and some more ‘pontoon bashing’ and mooring pick up practice. I’d bought a…

Log: 1/3/14 – Rosemullion Head and St Mawes

I’d been in Mylor for a week; Mylor Cruising were running a Yachtmaster shorebased training course, so I’d enrolled early to get this hurdle jumped before the season got too busy. It was great to have just two of us on the course, so we made great progress and had it all wrapped up and…

First video of Lucy

Here’s a one minute video of our trip on Monday. It’s filmed and edited on an iPhone, so it’s not the best of quality. I’ll warn you that the music is a bit cheesy too. There’ll be some better quality videos as the year unfolds….

Log: 9/11/13 – In search of diesel

By now Lucy had been afloat for over two days whilst I carried on with fitting electronic kit and more rigging. I added port and starboard midships cleats and managed to get the Garmin chartplotter talking to the Standard Horizon VHF so that it knows the GPS co-ordinates. For peace of mind I also had…