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Est. 24 April 2009
27th June 2022
Amelie Rose needs *YOU!* – Help us to keep Amelie Rose Sailing

Amelie Rose needs *YOU!* – Help us to keep Amelie Rose Sailing

As noted elsewhere, the last two years have been a pretty rough ride for small leisure business’ like Topsail Adventures. A whole season with no income at all and then a brutally curtailed season in 2021 has left our reserves pretty much depleted and yet the bills keep on coming. Find out you can help us this to survive this year so that Amelie Rose will still be here for years to come…

Inside this Issue

Inside this Issue

Skipper Nic Bows Out

Skipper Nic Bows Out

Our primary Skipper and Director of Topsail Adventures, Nic Beck, has been on quite a journey since they commissioned Amelie Rose back in 2006, and now it’s time for that adventure to take a new turn. Read Nic’s announcement here…

Alex Q: Competant Crew!

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…

Amelie Rose’s “Otter” Dahl

Amelie Rose’s “Otter” Dahl

Don’t panic! No actual otters get harmed in the making of this dish – in fact it’s vegan friendly unless you decide to use beef dripping instead of healthy (!) olive or rapeseed oil. What it does include is lots or earthy goodness and mouth-watering flavours whether it’s served as a main, a side-dish or a thick hearty soup.

Topsail Adventures 2021 Covid-19 Update #3 – 19 March 2021

Topsail Adventures 2021 Covid-19 Update #3 – 19 March 2021

After much careful checking with the RYA and British Marine (who have been liaising with “the powers that be”) we are now happy to announce that we will be recommencing normal charter operations on 28 May 2021. Our revamped Summer Schedule is now live on the website and we are really looking forward to welcoming you all aboard once more, and to GOING SAILING! For more about our Covid-19 cancellation policies and what we will be doing to keep you safe onboard, please read on.

2021/2020 The year that sort of was, and the year that definitely wasn’t…

2021/2020 The year that sort of was, and the year that definitely wasn’t…

What a bizarre 18 months! From the anticipation of preparing the boat for her 12th season to a summer spent hiding under the winter cover fixing deck seams, to the planning (and replanning, and replanning, and replanning) of an ever-shrinking 13th year, to finally getting to sea again but with just one major destination available – Skipper Nic looks back on the 2020’s so far…

Boat Handling Under Engine – Part 5: “Getting to the pub unscathed”

Boat Handling Under Engine – Part 5: “Getting to the pub unscathed”

It’s been a lovely day’s sailing, our pilotage cut the mustard and we’ve snuck into port just before the “Harbour Full” sign went up. But before we can take a sip of something ice-cold and refreshing we’ve still got to get the boat alongside and tied up safely. As this series on close-quarters boat handling draws to a close, Skipper Nic turns an eye to that final piece of the puzzle – getting alongside without becoming that evening’s gossip in the harbour-side taverns…

Amelie Rose’s Spaghetti Puttanesca (and bonus “Cheats” Garlic Bread)

Amelie Rose’s Spaghetti Puttanesca (and bonus “Cheats” Garlic Bread)

There’s much to love about Spaghetti Puttanesca. It’s tasty, it’s incredibly fast to make, it’s easy to turn it vegetarian (or even vegan), and apart from the onion and garlic (both of which store pretty well on board) it’s entirely made from store-cupboard ingredients. We often have this on arrival after a passage because the sauce can be knocked up in advance of landfall and then the whole thing comes together in minutes but still looks and tastes amazing.

Amelie Rose’s Quick Veggie Curry

Amelie Rose’s Quick Veggie Curry

This simple vegetarian curry makes for brilliant warming passage food – and is flexible enough to soak up any “leftover” veggies from the fridge. Although there’s no reason that you couldn’t throw some chicken in too, the veggie version is pretty quick to cook making it a regular on Amelie Rose’s menu plans. We normally pair it up with some mini naan’s and Amelie Rose’s Idiot Proof Rice but it could equally well serve as a veggie side to a meaty curry or a dahl if you want to push the boat out.

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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

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