Bowsprit damage week.

  On the 13th June a small motor vessel collided with the end of Lucy’s bowsprit as she lay on her mooring. The guys at Mylor called me to say that it wasn’t too bad, but they’d send pictures. I was dreading the thought that she’d need to be lifted out for a month or…

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…

Four days

Some people spent the weekend stuffing their faces with chocolate, some went to church, but we went to spend four days aboard Lucy. The weather had been fabulous for the week running up to it, with high pressure dominating the UK and putting us all in a good mood – but would it last? Er,…

Clocks and jobs

Lucy had to be moved out of the marina and onto her summer mooring by April 1st, so I planned a few days in Mylor to get some pressing jobs done ahead of our Easter holiday. I’d delayed my trip by a couple of days as the weather was awful, so didn’t get down until…

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…

Tender plans

The plans arrived today for Lucy’s tender – we’re going to make it ourselves. Despite already having an Avon 7 inflatable we wanted to have something which Nicky and Tony would feel safer in. This would mean a wooden tender, and since space could be an issue on board and at home we went for…

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….