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".






Thursday, 18 July 2013

Sailing up to pontoons

Spent yesterday on the lake sailing a 21' drascombe. It is such a lovely boat to sail. More importantly, I managed to sail up to and more amazingly stop alongside a pontoon three times. Three times! I sailed up to a pontoon more yesterday than I have in my entire sailing career.
Extraordinary.......and I felt quite chuffed. Managed to stop alongside perfectly in a breezy crosswind, all under control.
I like draws complies. I like Arwen better but if I didn't have Arwen, I'd definitely want a drascombe.

Steve

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