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On the beach at Hastings

Last week my son and I went to Hastings beach for an outing and to have a look at the fishing fleet…. Here’s what I came back with… One of the best bits was watching one of the beach-based fleet boats landing. They literally drive straight at the beach, catch a line and get hauled up over rollers.

A stunning idea: a fast sailing ocean ferry for the 21st Century

The market for this won’t be huge – but it wouldn’t take many interested people with a sense of adventure to make it a success. Fair winds Ross…

Under a Blue Flag: sailing on the Amelie Rose

Chartering and RYA training on the pilot cutter Amelie Rose. Thanks to my good mate Chris Warner for the tip!

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