Arwen's meanderings

Hi everyone and welcome to my dinghy cruising blog about my John Welsford designed 'navigator' named Arwen. Built over three years, Arwen was launched in August 2007. She is a standing lug yawl 14' 6" in length. This blog records our dinghy cruising voyages together around the coastal waters of SW England.
Arwen has an associated YouTube channel so visit to find our most recent cruises and click subscribe.
On this blog you will find posts about dinghy cruising locations, accounts of our voyages, maintenance tips and 'How to's' ranging from rigging standing lug sails and building galley boxes to using 'anchor buddies' and creating 'pilotage notes'. I hope you find something that inspires you to get out on the water in your boat. Drop us a comment and happy sailing.
Steve and Arwen

Monday, 21 January 2019

Dinghy cruising John Welsford navigator Jaunty

Paul Ericson posted a great piece on FaceBook recently. He talked about his Jaunty Mahia Mission with a 50k downwind sail and centreboard up most of the way. With varying winds between 15 to 25 knots, they got up to 10 knots and managed a respectable 5 knots under jib and mizzen on some stages.

Jaunty was made famous by David Perillo many years ago. anyway, enjoy.

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