Port St Mary to Aberystwyth

We reckoned the best time to leave would be 1800 but the sun was out so we left at about 1500 with a very gentle southerly breeze. The wind gradually veered to become a westerley generally around force 3-4 but with a couple of light patches which meant a few hours of motoring. We sailed […]

Time to sail to Wales

While we were having lunch in Douglas I spotted a wooden mast which needed further inspection. We strolled over to discover another Vertue! It was V25 with Richard Coates sitting in the sun in the cockpit. He kindly invited us on board his beautiful 1949 mahogany on oak Vertue. We chatted for a while and exchanged phone […]

The Isle of Man

What a friendly place! Everyone is so kind and relaxed. Yesterday we went to watch the motor bike road racing which looked pretty dangerous. We sat on a gate post at a road corner hoping no one was going to hit the cottage on the corner. It was a 4 mile walk from the boat […]

Port St Mary – Isle of Man

We’ve arrived after a fast but cold sail in a north west wind about force 4. There were patches of rain mainly falling on Jannickes watch which took some careful planning. The sail took 24hrs to cover 100nm which is pretty good for Sumara. The harbour entrance is straightforward. We picked up an empty visitors mooring […]