After 3 years of weekend and holiday sailing we have decided to cast off the lines and go cruising on a 42 ft yacht. Who knows what the future holds….who knows how we will adapt to life on the ocean wave…this page lets you know a little bit about us!
Rich – Skipper and wannabe adventurer.
Richard came from a sailing family and grew up on yachts. As a kid, every weekend and holiday was spent sailing on 20 something ft yachts in the lake district. These formative years gave him great insights in to boat ownership, removing a jammed roller furling drum in -10 deg. C, hands frozen to the forestay, being dipped head first into freezing water to retrieve a fuel hose connector or learning to sail in his home built, sprit rigged dinghy that was intent on digging her bow in and pitch poling every time she was pointed down wind…cold, often wet, but always fun. Like an episode of the “wonder years” he would spend hours watching his dad fix leaks and tweak engines, being expected to pass the right tool into the right dark hole based on nothing more than a series of grunts and groans….and all the time wondering why he did it and pondering whether this was what life held in store; spending weekends in cramped, rocking spaces trying to fix things….well yes, this is exactly what life had in store. But doing it in the sun is so much more fun.
Heather – First mate and problem solver.
Heather grew up on boats, but never learnt to sail…she was usually found down below asleep or, well… asleep. Being an annoyingly quick learner Heather recently completed her yachtmaster theory and coastal skipper practical qualifications and is now vying for promotion from first mate to skipper. Heather is handy on a boat, the daughter of a surgeon, she seems to have picked up the “fixing gene” and seems to have the ability to fix anything with duct tape and cable ties. Her tenacity has been known to rival that of the honey badger.
Milly – Watch Leader and free spirit.
Quiet, relaxed and thoughtful, Milly will normally be found painting, paddling about in her kayak, fishing and keeping a close eye on the sail trim.
Ben – Pirate and explorer.
A live wire with boundless energy and a lust for life. You always know where he is because of the noise and the trail of destruction he leaves behind him. Could come in handy as a spare battery.