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Issue 162

18th October 2018

A Paimpol Palaver – Chant de Marin hits 30 ans!

The Paimpol “Festival du Chant de Marin” (sea shanty festival) is probably our favourite of the Breton festivals, indeed Nick has been on French telly pronouncing it to be the Goldilocks of them all. It’s not too big (Brest can be daunting) and not too small (Entre Terre et Mer in Morlaix didn’t really have enough to keep the crew occupied), but like baby bear’s porridge, it’s just right!

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Simply Our Ten Favourite Isles of Scilly Anchorages

As mentioned elsewhere, the Isles of Scilly hold an enduring fascination for us and one of the highpoints of 2018 was surely that we got to spend a whole fortnight buzzing about them on our Clean Seas Odyssey. Over the years we’ve experienced Scilly in all kinds of weather, with the wind coming from most points of the compass and this, plus help from our friends and our trusty Pilot Book, have given us quite a repertoire of anchorages and havens to hole up in. In no particular order here’s ten of our favourites.

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Ten Years Abaft the Mast

Twenty nineteen is going to be a big year for Amelie Rose. On April 24th it will be exactly 10 years to the day since her keel touched the water for the very first time. Ten years of adventures, ten years of making new friends and meeting them again and again, ten years in which the best part of 20,000 miles have passed under her keel.

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Amelie Rose’s 2019 Schedule is Go Go Go!

The Clean Seas Odyssey Project was a wonderful sabbatical from our usual training and adventure fare but we missed the opportunity to share our world with more of you wonderful folks and Amelie Rose is a working boat at heart so it’s time to get back to doing what we do best. Read on to find out what we have planned for 2019!

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In Praise of Pellew

It’s over 12 years since I first met Luke Powell on the deck of his boat Agnes. Since that fateful day he has built me the Amelie Rose and still we’ve become good friends. All that time he has harboured an ambition to build a big boat, a boat that would show off the pinnacle of what Pilot Cutters were capable of being. The Pellew is that boat and it turns out that she’s more than just a behemoth.

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