Arwen's meanderings

Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog. My name is Steve and i am the lucky owner of a John Welsford designed 'navigator' named Arwen. I built her over three years with the help of my father, father-in-law and two children. She was launched in August 2007 at Queen Anne's battery marina in the barbican area of Plymouth. This blog is a record of our voyages together around SW England.
Arwen has a YouTube channel of her own. Search "plymouthwelshboy".

Tuesday, 16 July 2013


I sailed one today on a Cornish lake. It is a lovely boat although much longer, almost 21 feet than Arwen is (at 14'6").  I liked the boomless sail as well. A nice, easy to sail, well mannered boat. Impressed, very impressed indeed.



Joe Gushue said...

Hi Steve. Just a note to say I put a few more pictures of my navigator on jwbuilders site. My plans are in place to launch on the 5th of August. I spent a lot of time on your site getting ideas from Arwen. So thank you. Joe

steve said...

Joe that is brilliant news. Congratulations. When you launch, please let me know and I hope you would allow me the privilege of posting a few photos and a short report on your maiden voyage. I try to make sure that Arwen's blog is as much about celebrating the launches and sails of other navigators worldwide as it is about Arwen.
Our warmest congratulations