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Issue 162

Brest & Douarnenez Festivals – A Guest’s Eye View

Ex-guest and all round good egg Nick Beetham wrote this lovely article for us recapping his time aboard the Amelie Rose on our adventure to the Brest and Douarnenez festivals back in 2016. He really captures all the elements that make this adventure such a bucket-list event and we hope that you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed being there in the first place.

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Why are the French so good at Festivals?

I don’t think it’s just me that thinks so; ask anyone who’s been to Douarnenez or Paimpol and especially to Brest. There’s something incredibly vibrant about them all and it’s got to be more than just Breton flair and Breton Cidre. I’ve been musing about this for a while and have a few thoughts…

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Traditional Sailing – It is a Womens’ World Too

Part-time First Mate (and full-time woman) Rebecca Sykes takes aim at the stereotypes about Traditional Boat sailing and shares her thoughts on what it’s like as a female to join the crew of the Amelie Rose.

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Memories of a Season Past – 2019 in Pictures

We’ve been flicking through our pictures of Amelie Rose’s 2019 season whilst thinking about the year ahead, and thought that you might all appreciate a look at our favourites. It certainly was a hell of a year – tons of fabulous blue sky/blue sea sailing but also some blisteringly fast passages. Anyway, enough waffle – enjoy the pictures!

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2019 – The Season Slips Astern

Twenty-nineteen has been a busy year for me aboard the Amelie Rose. Our 11th season saw us sail over 1,800nm, from Scilly to Brittany, the Channel Islands to the Solent. Not counting the hundreds of kids who sailed aboard with the Set Sail Trust, over 90 guest crews have joined us on our adventures this year. We’ve met old friends and made new ones everywhere we’ve been and through it all Amelie Rose has been amazing. She is a true pleasure to sail, always looking out for her crew, and always giving her best. As we close on the end of this eventful year, I thought that I’d share some of my most treasured memories.

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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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Topsail Tattler

No snoozing, just newsing

Issue 162

Brest & Douarnenez Festivals – A Guest’s Eye View

Ex-guest and all round good egg Nick Beetham wrote this lovely article for us recapping his time aboard the Amelie Rose on our adventure to the Brest and Douarnenez festivals back in 2016. He really captures all the elements that make this adventure such a bucket-list event and we hope that you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed being there in the first place.

read more

Why are the French so good at Festivals?

I don’t think it’s just me that thinks so; ask anyone who’s been to Douarnenez or Paimpol and especially to Brest. There’s something incredibly vibrant about them all and it’s got to be more than just Breton flair and Breton Cidre. I’ve been musing about this for a while and have a few thoughts…

read more

Traditional Sailing – It is a Womens’ World Too

Part-time First Mate (and full-time woman) Rebecca Sykes takes aim at the stereotypes about Traditional Boat sailing and shares her thoughts on what it’s like as a female to join the crew of the Amelie Rose.

read more

Memories of a Season Past – 2019 in Pictures

We’ve been flicking through our pictures of Amelie Rose’s 2019 season whilst thinking about the year ahead, and thought that you might all appreciate a look at our favourites. It certainly was a hell of a year – tons of fabulous blue sky/blue sea sailing but also some blisteringly fast passages. Anyway, enough waffle – enjoy the pictures!

read more

2019 – The Season Slips Astern

Twenty-nineteen has been a busy year for me aboard the Amelie Rose. Our 11th season saw us sail over 1,800nm, from Scilly to Brittany, the Channel Islands to the Solent. Not counting the hundreds of kids who sailed aboard with the Set Sail Trust, over 90 guest crews have joined us on our adventures this year. We’ve met old friends and made new ones everywhere we’ve been and through it all Amelie Rose has been amazing. She is a true pleasure to sail, always looking out for her crew, and always giving her best. As we close on the end of this eventful year, I thought that I’d share some of my most treasured memories.

read more

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.

read more

Latest Stories

Sections

Tag Cloud

Archives

Let's stay in touch...

Topsail Adventures Ltd

Phone: +44 (0)800 773 4264

Email: ahoy@topsail-adventures.co.uk

Post: Amelie Rose, Harbour Office, Bucklers Hard Yacht Harbour, Beaulieu, Hampshire, UK. SO42 7XB.

Registered Company Number: 6000046

VAT Registration No. 898-7989-03

Site design by Topsail Adventures Ltd. © 2021 Topsail Adventures Ltd.

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