We were lucky enough to book Lutine for the weekend at the end of Cowes Week, with Paul May as skipper and a crew of 8 Oxted Offshore members. Lutine was carrying her full racing sail wardrobe, so an exciting weekend beckoned, especially when a low developed off the Scottish coast on Friday and delivered lively winds all weekend! Peter Puttock takes up the story:
Chris and Bill Anstead have extended an invitation to Oxted Offshore members to join them on Ulendo V in Greece this year, or at any time on their passage home to the UK in 2019/20.
In 2007 Chris and Bill set off from Padstow with Ulendo V and sailed directly across Biscay to North West Spain and then eastwards through the Med. They routed through the islands – Ballearics, Sardinia, Corsica and Sicily – and are currently in the Ionion Islands. Ulendo V will stay where she is for the rest of the 2018 season, re-launching in early August after new standing rigging has been fitted.
Have you ever thought you’d like to try offshore sailing but don’t know where to start? You’re in the right place!
To give you a real, hands-on feel of what sailing is all about – and maybe set you off on a whole new adventure – Oxted Offshore Sailing Club will be hosting a small number of Sailing Experience Days in the Solent during the autumn of this year and Spring 2018.
Andy Giles and Jane Paulson on their Bavaria 33 Cruiser ‘Stiletto’ are making a leisurely cruise to island of Ikaria in the Eastern Aegean – Andy’s roots. Jane posted this tribute on her blog at the end of May.
by Fran Taylor on Spirit
Four yachts and 17 club members joined the Oxted Offshore Spring Rally to Poole over the weekend of Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April. The weather was kind with plenty of sunshine and no rain, but fickle winds of just F2 or F3 set the scene for an interesting Rose Bowl Challenge!
Bob Perry is organising a cruise around the Southern Ionian Islands in Greece at the beginning of July for one week. Dates are still to be fixed, but departure date will be sometime around 3 July.
If anybody would like to join in Bob can organise a bigger yacht or a second charter, depending on numbers.
Please contact Bob directly or via the comment box below for more details and to register your interest.
Following on from last years successful trip to Skiathos Nicky and Howard from Nautilus Yachting have kindly organised for another event this year in Greece’s beautiful North Ionian including Paxos and Anti-Paxos. Three boats are already confirmed for the flotilla departing on Sunday September 29th for Preveza airport and arriving back in the UK on Sunday 6th of August.