From Portugal to the Solent…..Buying a Sailing Yacht Along The Way

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Chichester marina may seem, and indeed is, a long way from Lagos, Portugal.The connection? Four Dream or Two graduates who first met on a New Year’s trip with Jannine on Muritai in 2013/14, sailing and carousing our way along the Algarve. Sailing gives us many things – freedom, challenges, excitement, frustrations, the occasional bout of fear (and seasickness) and importantly, a sense of teamwork and the possibilities of building new friendships. Different life experiences bring strangers together to crew on … Read More

2015 – The Year Of Sailing On The Solent

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Yesterday  the sun shone down on the inaugural  Gosport Boat Jumble organised by Gosport Marine Scene. What a fantastic day!We had such a great time taking part. The event was held at Haslar Marina and by 9am the place was buzzing as sailors searched for  bargains and obscure pieces of kit. The atmosphere, chatter and overall vibe confirmed that the Solent really is the hub of British sailing. 2015  is most definitely the year of sailing in the Solent! Already … Read More