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I had a wonderful first year sailing Floreasca! I've made a few short(ish) films of the highlights;

My mate and I sailing from Plymouth down the the Helford ready for some half term sailing fun with the kids;

The half term sailing with mates and my youngest;

And a solo adventure back in that 'heat wave' in mid June;

 

Anyone else made any films of their summer sailing? I need something to keep me dreaming of next summer!!! 


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Great films...
Fancy being the film maker for the Holland rally in June of next year?
All the best John

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Yes great movies indeed.
And next year, june, Zeeland (Holland)?


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This was my summer, and i enjoyed every moment of it  [wink]   

IMG_20170723_171531253.jpg IMG_20170813_155926699.jpg  IMG_20171010_115014298.jpg  IMG_20171015_190354127.jpg 

Not much sailing though, but ready for next season she is  [biggrin]



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Hey Jamie, yes, I know what you mean. It all seems rather a long time ago now but yes, we had an absolutely brilliant time with "Idris" this year despite not getting in the water until June. Got some filming done but not able to upload any of the results due to our remote location and terminally ill internet connection. Loved your holiday vid of the Helford, you really will miss those twin keels if you change to the H27.
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90cm draft for twin keelers isn't that much smaller then a 1.2m longkeeler  [smile]
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Is Zeeland June then? I thought I'd read July somewhere? I probably won't be able to make it due to kids & work commitments, but I'll be watching for everything posted!

David - Ella looks wonderful - great choice of colours too!

Steve - I know! I need two boats really. Would love the deep keel beneath me for the Plym->Helford trips and would like to make the Scilly Isles - I'd be a lot happier with a deep keel for the journey home if I get caught with a bit of swell. 

I think the draft on my triple keeler is around 0.7m! What's the draft of a H27? 1.2m? Not so bad. You can usually find that much water and use the dingy to get to shore :-)

 


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SORRY i am willing the summer to come too quickly, yes you are of course correct it is July. just to repeat myself here is the plan so far.......

Ze Plan – to date!  _ I have factored in the plan to kick off from the Uk either via Harwich or a meet up in Ramsgate

JULY 2018 aim to arrive at Ostende  6th or 7th July. Aim to arrive at Marina in Zeeland 9th July for a 1 week rally

Tides; all GMT or CEST( I have chosen neaps to aid the cross tide error for Ramsgate France route, also hopefully choosing neaps would aid comfort &  navigation Westerschelde crossing Belgium to Vlissingen)

Walton on Naze ( sailing direct from Thames Estuary)

5 July HW 03.47 3.7m   LW 09.41 1.1 m

Tides (Ostende CEST)

8July Sun 10:13 PM CEST   4.06 meters  High Tide

9 july  Mon  4:40 AM CEST   1.00 meters  Low Tide

 

9 July Mon 10:55 AM CEST   4.19 meters  High Tide

9 July  Mon  5:13 PM CEST   1.18 meters  Low Tide

 

JULY 2018 aim to arrive at Ostende  19th or 20th July. Aim to arrive at Marina in Zeeland 22nd  July for a 1 week rally

Tides; all GMT or CEST( I have chosen neaps to aid the cross tide error for Ramsgate France route)

Walton on Naze ( sailing direct from Thames Estuary)

19 July HW 04.08 4.2 m   LW 09.58 0.9 m

Tides Ostende CEST  For additional predictions see http://tides.mobilegeographics.com/locations/4443.html?y=2018&m=7&d=19

 

 


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I'm looking forward to the meeting [biggrin] And yes it is july not june
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You will end up like me Halcyon days, 4 boats. My late father's H23 he owned from new with alterations during build making it unique, another H23 I rebuilt, a H27 and a clipper that is in the middle of restoration and a VERY understanding wife lol
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Four boats and a wife! You must indeed be a busy man Bert [biggrin]

I can definitely see the attraction of more than one boat, but alas I'm far too stingy to pay the yearly fees! 


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Is Zeeland June then? I thought I'd read July somewhere? I probably won't be able to make it due to kids & work commitments, but I'll be watching for everything posted!

David - Ella looks wonderful - great choice of colours too!

Steve - I know! I need two boats really. Would love the deep keel beneath me for the Plym->Helford trips and would like to make the Scilly Isles - I'd be a lot happier with a deep keel for the journey home if I get caught with a bit of swell. 

I think the draft on my triple keeler is around 0.7m! What's the draft of a H27? 1.2m? Not so bad. You can usually find that much water and use the dingy to get to shore :-)

Absolutely, the difference in draft isn't that great. The H27 is still a fantastic boat for poking around in estuaries. The restriction is more that you cant easily dry out any old place you like, this is the only thing I miss about my dear old Westerly. Also, I rekon your H23 would be a great boat to take to the Scillies with this in mind, just pick a good bit of weather for it. Come up and have a play on Idris in the summer if you like, we're only up the road from you.

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90cm draft for twin keelers isn't that much smaller then a 1.2m longkeeler  [smile]

Oh yes I quite agree, I meant it's far easier to find a spot for the night when you can dry out on a sandbank or up a muddy creek. Ella does look amazing, good work.
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Thank you, i will tell her thursday you like her  [wink]

And with a twin keeler or tripple keeler it is indeed easy to dry out nearly everywhere. With 1.22 you need to look around and search for a good (enough depth) night rest

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