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A Midweek Cruise to Normandy

Robert Lewcock (Skipper) Bob Cousins (Mate) John Jennison Peter Hammond After over 5 weeks of blistering summer sunshine we had all been carefully studying the weather predictions and looking forward to a chance to enjoy some cool sea breezes.  As things stood it looked as though the high sitting over…

SC2017 Wk1: Cross channel to Dieppe

Our cruise has started now and Quartette was approaching Dieppe at 8:20 UTC on the morning of 5th June. Dieppe is an attractive town with many restaurants right on the quay by the marina and a medieval castle and cathedral. Tom and crew plan sit out today’s forecast gale force winds…
The old pier at Honfleur

Gourmet Cruise in Normandy, 2 to 10 May 2017

John Liddy’s booking looked quite appealing to me because, having arranged to take over Spellbinder in Le Havre from the Cervantes race crew, it meant a week in France with only a single channel crossing. Owing to cancellation of an earlier commitment I was able to join John and his…
Leaving Les Sables d'0lonne

La Rochelle to Pornic

First leg of the return:  La Rochelle - Saint-Martin-de-Ré - Les Sables d'Olonne - Ile d'Yeu/Port Joinville - Ile Noirmoutier/L'herbaudière - Pornic. Crew John & Alice, Jonathan and Chris. [caption id="attachment_2191" align="alignleft" width="604"] Bridge to Ile de Re[/caption] A great week in spite of wind on the nose on all but the last…
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