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Tuesday 15th January 2019   The Sailing Blog   What a day to be on the water! The 4am till 7am watch this morning was sublime, not a cloud in the sky, full view of the myriad stars and planets that cover the firmaments and a count of at least 20 prominent shooting stars. Then Read more

Antigua to Portsmouth Day 3: Afternoon Tea On The Atlantic

  You can send a blog from almost anywhere on the planet and in this case it is 547 Nm from Antigua sailing to the Azores. A perfect spot for a British tradition… The Crew Is Becoming Shipshape It’s been a busy day! I started off at 7am with a three hour watch on deck, Read more

Antigua to Portsmouth Day 2: Brilliant Caribbean Weather

  On their voyage to Portsmouth Harbour from Antigua the crew will learn many new tasks during their Atlantic Adventure along with some amazing sights. This is their first blog at sea… Crew Blog dated Thursday 10th January 2019. Two full days out and the crew is happily settling into its three watch pattern with a Read more

Antigua to Portsmouth Day 1: Introducing the Best Watch

The first of the blogs from the FCS crew on Challenger 4 as they set sail from Antigua to Portsmouth and make one of the epic journeys that sailing is all about. We’re Going To Barbuda! The journey begins.. with us running away from the ‘not-so-Jolly Harbour’, nine members of our 16 person crew having been struck Read more

The Benefits of Being A Guest Crew on a Luxury Yacht

Be a guest crew on the luxury yacht Santosa For people who love adventure sailing holidays but would like a little more luxury, their own cabin with plenty of space, then being a ‘Guest Crew’ could be the perfect solution. It’s ideal for sailing couples with mixed expectations of a holiday. For example if one Read more

The Crack of Dawn On Our Voyage To Norway

  Sailing adventures come in many shapes and sizes and one that is proving very popular with our clients ins the voyage to Norway and back. It has just the right mixture of elements: from testing your sailing skills across the North Sea to a destination that is breathtakingly beautiful and refreshingly invigorating. You return Read more

Get a Bank Holiday Sailing Bonus Around The Solent

Get a Bank Holiday Sailing Bonus Around The Solent Make the most of your Bank Holiday weekends by combining it with a sailing course. You’ll have great fun while learning valuable new skills on your way to becoming a much better sailor. Held over two consecutive weekends, it is the second weekend that takes advantage Read more

Luxury Sailing in a Race Fit for Vikings

  Once in a while, it is refreshing to get out of your sailing comfort zone, experience some testing new waters and sights that will live with you for the rest of life. So imagine doing that in comfort! There is an opportunity this June/July for two couples to sail from Norway to Iceland in Read more

The Long and the Short of Starting an Atlantic Voyage

  As she sails from Antigua to Portsmouth the latest report from Challenger 2 brought the usual daily update from the skipper Neil, plus a long and thoughtful piece from Alex who managed to find some time between watches to put his thoughts down about taking on a long voyage across the Atlantic. The Pot Read more

Hooray for Rodney Bay! Challenger 2 Arrives in St Lucia

  It has been voyage and a half, the crew will have ARC Rally memories that will last for ever and stories to tell to all and sundry. For skipper Ricky Chalmers he’ll certainly write this one down as a job well done. Here is his final post from the second leg of the Atlantic Read more