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Bending on Sails Alex Q: Competant Crew!

Okay so it's not got quite the same ring to it as Thomas Magnum: Private Eye, or Elizabeth Windsor: Queen of England, but it'll do for me. As promised I wasted no time getting back aboard the Amelie Rose and here's my report on what it's like to "do" your Competant Crew aboard her...

 

Yay! Time to go sailing again... Blue Skies over Dorset

It's official; there are other kinds of weather than miserable rain and driving winds. The forecast shows winds swinging to the East and for those of you versed in UK weather law that generally means two things; 1) high pressure over the UK and 2) it could be here for weeks. Seems like a good time for us to have a look at what we'll be up to over the next month or so...

 

Training courses aboard the prettiest school boat in the Solent Time for Training?

Here in Dorset there are snowdrops all about, and even the daffodils are starting to break into flower which (hopefully) means that Spring will soon be upon us. Some of you will also be participating in that other great spring tradition – emerging from sailing clubs and evening classes with brand new Day Skipper or Yachtmaster theory qualifications clasped in your hands…

 

Amelie Rose in her Winter Home What Amelie Rose did this Winter

Ok – so I guess that the title is a little misleading as apart from chafing through some of her mooring warps Amelie Rose hasn’t really been up to all that much this winter – but it has been a very busy off-season for Topsail Adventures with the promise of even more frantic scurrying to come.
 

Amelie Rose on the Hungry Sailors In which Alex Q Guest meets Amelie Rose

In the first of a new series of articles we bring you a guest’s-eye view of what sailing aboard the Amelie Rose is all about. Alex Q Guest is an amalgam of guests that we’ve known and feedback that we’ve had about what we do. We hope that these stories will help to answer the question of “what’s it like to sail aboard the Amelie Rose?” Enjoy…
 

Amelie Rose moored up in Roscoff Skippers Log – What Amelie Rose did last summer pt 5: One man and his boat and a cracking sail too

After swapping crews at Roscoff we planned to sail to L'aber Wrac'h about 30 miles further West along the Brittany Coast. As with our visit to Fowey on the way over the idea was to get wind angle for the crossing, but in the end the wind had other ideas...
 
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