Amsterdam Adventurers

Arrived in Amsterdam and berthed in the central Sixhaven marina. A violent thunderstorm greeted them in their previous day's entry into Sheveningen and, no doubt, have many more tales to tell. I was envious though when they reported a day of 'fantastic sailing, 7 knots+'




                                 Yachtmaster™ Examination

I am collecting names for an examination on the weekend of 14/5thOctober


Another New Idea for 2017 - Night Sailing 

On a 5 day Course, incorporating the mandatory 4 hours night sailing, there can sometimes be space for extra crew for this sail only. Very useful if you have no experience of night sailing or want some extra hours in your log book. When I have sailed in other areas more 'user friendly' I have found few challenging light combinations, the Solent excepted. Up in the North East there's a lot and you may be asked to find the 'hidden vessel', which is hard to identify amongst the plethora of background lighting. For £80 you can join us for a marina and boatyard tour to identify light combinations and then off to sea to put this into practice.



 New Facilities at Royal Quays

Now open are the very smart new facilities at Royal Quays marina. A whole new building now accommodates a licensed café/restaurant managed by the Herb Garden. Tables and veranda overlook the marina, already enjoyed by many taking full advantage of the fine weather. The amenities section has to be seen to be believed and includes a bathroom and ensuite showers,  facilities enjoyed by the affluent south coast but not up north, until now. See for yourself


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