A sailing blog about a skipper and his yacht

About this site

This site is about a boat and her skipper.

I bought my previous boat Dansa after becoming a little hooked on sailing. I was a novice really when I bought her and you could say that I learnt to be a sailor in her. She was a great little boat and we went many places together I learnt many lessons from my nervous first steps as a skipper to my first solo sails to our circumnavigation of Ireland and to becoming a yacht master. She did me proud and I sailed over 10,000 miles in her.
After 10 years of ownership it was perhaps time for a change. Tentatively I put her up for sale and was surprised how quickly a buyer came forward. It meant that the summer 2012 I had no boat. By all accounts I didn’t miss much that summer. I wasn’t even sure that I would get another boat, but I guess over the past 10 years the salt water had seeped into my blood too much, there were still things that I wanted to do in sailing so I started looking for a replacement.
The result is Sea Bear.

Plans for the future – well a summer sailing around Britain seems like a thing to do and then maybe south perhaps time to see more of the world. We’ll see….