Tag Archives: Annabel J

OGA Cowes Jubilee Festival Super Saturday Race

Anne who crewed on Toucando on the Round Britain Challenge, invited me to sail on her yacht Annarchy on Saturday, to follow the Super Saturday Gaffer’s race. Saturday’s forecast was for strong SW winds. I joined Anne and her crew, Liz and Lesley on board … Continue reading

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OGA Round Britain Challenge Harwich to Ipswich

On a much greyer and cooler morning, Moon River slipped from Harwich around 10:30 and motored the 3 miles up the River Orwell to Ipswich marina. We were straight into the lock into the marina, and being just a short … Continue reading

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OGA Moon River Challenge Loch Melfort to Oban

On Sunday morning I was treated to a cooked breakfast aboard Annabel J, before they left the mooring early with plans to sail to Tarbert. Phil attached Moon River’s bow line to the mooring buoy and then I waved them … Continue reading

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OGA Round Britain Challenge Crinan Canal to Craobh

On Friday morning, after the line handlers arrived around 8am, Moon River led the way into lock 9, the first in a flight of five downward locks.                       After lock 13 Moon River led the way along another picturesque … Continue reading

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OGA Round Britain Challenge Campbeltown to Tarbert

Tuesday was wet and windy. The hardy crews of Annabel J, Windflower, Vlieter and Syene left one by one for anchorages on Arran or for Tarbert. It rained on and off all day, so the crews of Bonify, Moon River and Greensleeves … Continue reading

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Belfast

Through Friday the rest of the Gaffers kept arriving, and Abercorn Basin was soon full of lovely boats, some dressed overall with code flags, and all with flags pennants fluttering from their yards. I found the local Christian coffee shop – just … Continue reading

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