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".

Monday, 4 April 2016


winds 7 - 9 knots with gusts up to 12 or 13; from west north west and rounding to west. Less than 5 % chance of rain. Tide is HT at 1730, a 5.1m high tide. Low tide is 0.9m at 1100. My sailing window is from 0800 to1430.

So looks like a possible goer. No family commitments until 1630. Days like this seem rare so I aim to make the most of it. I have no particular sailing plans. I'm thinking

  • Some sailing onto and off moorings by Drake's island or out in the Cattedown if there isn't too much traffic
  • Some testing of floaty camera platform with new weights attached
  • Testing of adjusted rowing oars
  • A sail on the tide up the Plym if there is sufficient water
  • A sail over to the breakwater and back
  • Maybe over to Cawsand for a coffee and test of the new anchor buddy system
Any day out on the water is a good day.

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