RYA Sailing Courses, Adventure Sailing, Cruising and bespoke voyages. RYA and bespoke Theory Courses. Based in North Wales our cruising area includes the famous Menai Strait, coastal areas of Anglesey and farther afield to Ireland, The Isle of Man, Scotla
Operating as usual
Competent Crew showing off their rowing skills...
Competent Crew showing off their dinghy rowing skills...
A few more from last weeks Day Skipper Course - very well deserved ladies 👍
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Putting all the theory into practice, Nicola and Beth have grown up on boats and have crossed the Atlantic ocean, these two experienced sailors have been honing their skills further this week
We've been making the most of any let up in the weather this last week - good to get out and have a blast!
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Its a pretty windy and rainy day out there today, a perfect time to dive into theory and passage planning
3 days from Sardinia to land in Mallorca for an overnight stop. Some more cracking sailing followed by beach swims and tapas! We had dramatic skies during night hours, sailing past huge electric storms, some lasting well over 8 hours and keeping us entertained.
After very dark skies the moon has now started to make an appearance and grow, our nights have so far been a ceiling of glitter and we've been learning new constellations each night.
Now onwards towards Gibraltar
After 3 days at sea and some cracking sailing we've had an overnight stop at Pollença, Mallorca for boat bits, tapas, beach swims and showers.
On our way we've been sailing past some incredible electric storms with lightning flashing across the sky, sometimes for over 8 hours, making night watches a panorama of drama.
With the moon beginning to make an appearance our nights so far have been a ceiling of twinkling glitter and we've been learning new constellations each night. The Milky Way has been a bold dusting across the blackness and a good reference point.
Onwards now, past the towering limestone cliffs of the Northern coast of Mallorca and the sweeping grassy valleys in between.
Next stop Gibraltar
Half a day stop in Sardinia for boat jobs, fuel, water, pontoon laundry, pontoon showers, shore food and of course a lovely swim in crystal clear waters full of little fishies
A 12 hour stop over in Messina, Sicily to top up fuel and water and off we go again. We didn't quite get a chance for a swim but we did enjoy a well needed shower. Off we go again towards Majorca - possibly via Sardinia if needed 🙂
We are out in Corfu helping to deliver a boat back to the UK. We've had a couple of days prepping the boat and are now just heading around the Southern tip of Corfu on our way to Scicily. Blue skies and warm winds and seas 😊
Last weeks Day Skippers. Big well done guys and hope to see you again soon Annie and Jonny, following in your grandfathers sailing footsteps. Hope you guys had a lovely family tour of Anglesey
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Choose a taster day sail, an RYA Course, a weekend or weeks holiday, mile builders or a multi activity adventure with taster sessions in rock climbing, stand up paddle boarding, mountain walking or wild swimming plus others.
And who doesn't love a visit from some cheeky dolphins #fastnet #fastnet2021
A couple of days into the 2021 Fastnet race on The Lady J of Cowes.
After a force 7 to start and 24 hours of bashing to windward we are now enjoying a steady breeze and blue skies off Lands End...Next up the Irish Sea
A great week sailing around Anglesey. Peaceful anchorages, solitary swims, quaint marinas and some good Fish & Chips and Thai Curry 😍
Steve and Burney have joined us this week for a relaxing sailing holiday cruising around Anglesey. The agenda - go sailing, spot some Puffins and seals, have some fun, relax and see the island
So far we've sailed to Llandwyn Island and Holyhead and spotted seals and many sea birds on the South Stack and North Stack cliffs
Another stunning week on the sea this week!
Jake and Frazer joined us for a few days to build on skills and enjoy being afloat.
Nice to see Jake again after him and his wife sailed with us last summer.
Some great fishing went on last week - those kids have skills! Not only did they achieve their Competent Crew awards but they also hooked a whole load of Mackrell! Well done Iris and Kitty.
Big shout out to Dad Nick and Mum Dawn too for their Day Skipper and Competent Crew certificates
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15 - 20 puffins sighted off Puffin Island this afternoon along with razorbills, guillemots, colmerants, gulls and a gannet.
Good to see so many birds thriving on the island
Two new Competent Crew after some lovely sailing and swimming. See you again soon guys and well done!
Last week a strong father, daughter team took on some windy and wild conditions to circumnavigate Anglesey.
Congratulations on your Day Skipper and Competent Crew awards guys!
We've had a busy few weeks and weekends on-board Debanessa this month...
This weekend we had a lovely family back on board to progress with their sailing, the sun shone and they made the most of the warmer sea temperatures and blue skies to take a dip at a very tranquil Llandwyn Island
Between the bridges
A nice, breezy sail back today from Porth Wen
Pretty awesome weather to begin our Start Yachting course today!
Through the Swellies and off to Porth Wen for a stunning evening anchorage
Some great sailing down south for this years first Fastnet qualifier, the Cervantes race.
Back down to the balmy south ready for the Cervantes Race this weekend
Ash looking in his element last week.
Keep posted for theory courses this winter and hit the water running come next Spring!
Photo credit Ash and Alex 👍
65 miles later and we have two super keen, new yacht sailors that have absorbed, learnt and applied many new skills. Nice work guys! See you both again soon.
Some rough water and a few big waves sailing through Puffin Sound this morning.
Loads of sea birds and a few seals enjoying the rough seas.
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