Mile builder (Part 1)

After my Competent Crew in June, I decided to get some sailing experience as a crew on a 2002 Jeanneau Sunfast 37 (‘Desert Star’) by going on a 375-mile trip in the Irish Sea with Irish Offshore Sailing, a school based in Dun Laoghaire that I know very well. This trip lasted 7 days and I could visit small harbours in Scotland, Isle of Man, Wales and Ireland. The weather was good, there was no rain and some good wind (up to 20 knots). An invaluable experience that I won’t forget ! Next objective : the RYA Day Skipper certification, scheduled for next year…

A 375nm-round trip in the Irish Sea

Competent crew

After some delays due to cold temperatures, I could finally complete my Competent Crew certification with MOSS sailing school, based in Medemblik in the Netherlands. In 5 days, I could learn the basics of sailing, enjoy great weather conditions and visit some of the many marinas of the Ijsselmeer and Waddenzee : Medemblik, Stavoren, Hindeloopen, Harlingen, Texel and Den Helder. A very instructive week, I am really glad I have reached my objectives !

Tribute to Dun Laoghaire

More than a year ago, I started sailing in Dun Laoghaire, at the Irish National Sailing School, on a 1720 keelboat. Besides discovering the harbour and its surroundings from the Dublin Bay, which was great fun, I also took it seriously to study and learn about seamanship.