Éowyn is presently in Port Resolution, Tanna, Vanuatu in position 19:31.491S 169:29.727E - We arrived here at noon on 6th July after a pretty lively passage. Sailing was varied and apart from a 12 hour calm was mainly 20 knots or more. The last 24 hours was upwind, our first extensive beat since St. Lucia
Juno was entered in the RORC/JOG race to St Malo over the weekend of the 2nd to 4th July but the race turned out to be very disappointing.
Just a reminder that the mid-week rally programme continues. The next get-together is on July 21/22 and the venue is Lymington. We'll try to get on the Town Quay and Ariel will be listening on Ch72. Please feel free to join us, nothing will be booked and we'll probably be eating in the pub on Wednesday evening.
The programme continues as follows:
Aug 18/19 - Itchenor
Sept 15/16 - Southsea
Just back from a wonderful cruise to the Scilly Islands via Falmouth, The Helford etc. We enjoyed marvellous settled weather but could only spend a few days in the islands - must return when we have more time.
My curiosity has always been piqued by a door in a wall next to the Thames marked Twickenham Yacht Club. Luckily for me, Charlie Quayle and Jill Moffatt actually went through it - and one of their members recently joined the LSC. So this Saturday afternoon I went down to see some of their regatta for myself.
As the Jog season starts we are republishing Graham Broadway's notes about life aboard a racing yacht. This weekend whilst JOG runs the first race of their season - the Nab Tower Race. Juno is running practice sessions. We hope to carry an article from Graham next week about what to do when the rudder drops off.