14/4/21: First sail without assistance, River Stour

The day after Goshawk’s maiden voyage, when I had sailed her from Titchmarsh Marina to Wrabness with a great deal of assistance from my cousin James, I was desperate to take my whole family for a short sail around the Stour. We started a little later than planned (we had, of course, to drive to …

Maiden Voyage, 13/4/21: Titchmarsh Marina to Wrabness

And so the day dawned, after a cold night aboard; time to make our maiden voyage on Goshawk of Møn. The day began with a warm shower in Titchmarsh Marina’s newly refurbished shower block, followed by breakfast aboard. It was at this point that I realised that I had failed to buy bowls in my …

Why a Westerly Centaur?

Why did I decide to buy a Westerly Centaur? Clearly months of research went into such a significant decision, didn’t it? I’d like to say yes, of course, but actually that couldn’t be much further from the truth! I’ve wanted a yacht for many years; probably most of my life! I grew up on the …