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by stevepick
Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Round Mull
Replies: 27
Views: 12126

Re: Round Mull

by stevepick
Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Round Mull
Replies: 27
Views: 12126

Re: Round Mull

Geoff, Having sailed in class 3, and invariably got stuck in a wind hole somewhere - usually near the torran rocks, I could only sympathise yesterday. We just managed to catch the wind past rankin rocks. The Erraid steamer channel caught someone again, which looked sore. We had a stunning weekend of...
by stevepick
Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Round Mull
Replies: 27
Views: 12126

Re: Round Mull

You're all believing a weather forecast !!! 3 days out? Mind you how many times has the sunday turned into a driftathon? The 2010 RMR sunday did make up for all the others though. I will wait and see what happens on the day.

Steve

Ataraxia
by stevepick
Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Five Gold Anchors award for who?
Replies: 13
Views: 5424

Re: Five Gold Anchors award for who?

Yes, a laugh or cry moment. Having skimmed through the award procedure document , dunfannyage fails on several points in my opinion. The much heralded breakwater pontoon is promised this year, but no sign of it yet. I see that the award requires payment from the inspected marina, which makes it wort...
by stevepick
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: First run out :)
Replies: 2
Views: 3738

Re: First run out :)

Welcome anchorages? Here:
http://www.welcome-anchorages.co.uk/view-publication/

Usually paper copies for free around chandlers and marina offices, have a good trip , some nice weather looming.
by stevepick
Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Round Mull
Replies: 9
Views: 6143

Re: Round Mull

Great pics Andy, we were on Ataraxia one of the dufour 40s, which boat were you on? I really enjoyed the whole weekend, I am amazed at how many times the sunday has been almost windless on previous races, but it was a great run home in the sun, with the radio on and some tennis to listen to. Hard wo...
by stevepick
Wed May 01, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Ferry pier access in the outer hebrides -NTM
Replies: 1
Views: 2185

Ferry pier access in the outer hebrides -NTM

Just noted this on the CYCA website ( a good resource for all kinds of interesting info ) . http://www.cyca-online.org.uk/cm/dynamic/Large/29042013101023.pdf I have never been moored/anchored near to the ro/ro piers when we have been in Lochboisdale or Tarbert , Harris, but I have seen some boats si...
by stevepick
Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Calendar
Replies: 12
Views: 4549

Re: Calendar

According to the CYCA database its an Albin Stratus.
by stevepick
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Argyll & Bute Press Statement on proposed transit marina
Replies: 5
Views: 3145

Re: Argyll & Bute Press Statement on proposed transit marina

Well thats a turn up for the books, I guess this is since changes in the council at the elections a few years back? Maybe it is because they have reaslised that Tobermory seems to be forging ahead - proposal for full harbour authority etc - while Oban languishes . Maybe someone in the council has re...
by stevepick
Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Winter storms at Dunstaffnage
Replies: 14
Views: 5984

Re: Winter storms at Dunstaffnage

My premium hasn't been loaded this year because we are not going back. We kept our boat there from 2007, last year she was damaged in the "september storm", when a neighbouring boat was blown onto us for several hours. The fact that the whole marina moved ashore 2 or 3 meters during that e...
by stevepick
Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: 2013 Malts Cruise
Replies: 9
Views: 5390

steamer non passage

Don't worry about me overtaking anyone there. Every time I have gone down there with every intention of not cutting the corner, and every year I follow all the others through. I was only a cable or 2 behind the boat that hit the rock at tinkers hole last year. It didn't sound good. Broaching near ro...
by stevepick
Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: 2013 Malts Cruise
Replies: 9
Views: 5390

Re: 2013 Malts Cruise

Do tell! What is "Ataraxia", apart from a state of emotional tranquillity, and what class is she going to be in? Alastair I'm impressed by your knowledge of greek! She is a Dufour 40 ( we had an attack of the Roy Scheider "we're gonna need a bigger boat" syndrome) - so she shoul...
by stevepick
Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: 2013 Malts Cruise
Replies: 9
Views: 5390

2013 Malts around mull

Hmm, I appear to have been sent the wrong race instructions for the last 6 years of "round mull". We have always considered the event to be a "malts" cruise :D . Already looking forward to the round mull for next year, partly because we have a new boat "Ataraxia" , so s...
by stevepick
Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Find the Lady
Replies: 24
Views: 8530

Re: Find the Lady

Alastair

The interweb ( well the CYCA website ) lists 41 Contessa 32's with clyde handicaps. A rummage through CCC yearbooks may turn up a few leads? Should keep you out of trouble for a while.

Steve
by stevepick
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Rough weather last week - some damage
Replies: 7
Views: 3431

Re: Rough weather last week - some damage

I think the whole marina has been blown 2-3m ashore, the pontoon underneath the ramp used to dryout on the sandy seabed, now its halfway up the breakwater. We suffered the boat north of us ( it was a strong northerly) blowing onto us for the duration, eroding 40-50cm of our deck-hull seal - this was...

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