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17th June 2018

Wild life

Last week with a family aboard we had a good few days to spot wildlife and we had a good display of bottlenosed  dolphin swimming beside […]
31st May 2018

Sunny and Warm

The family with me this week wanted to see wildlife and have quiet peaceful places to stop and we got just that. Lovely weather a few […]
11th May 2018

Wild, but not actually

This is Appin (new) Light: famously painted the previous light became a Mr Blobby with pink spots. This week had some very big winds and seas […]
6th May 2018

Why Aquila?

Certainly a few people ask about the name. It was chosen by my daughter as a short name she thought would be good. It comes from […]
29th April 2018


The mooring for Aquila has been checked by a diver and all is well. At the end of season I take the float off the mooring […]
17th April 2018

Day Skipper – taking charge

The five day practical course It is perhaps a daunting prospect being in charge of a yacht and crew and people look to you to be […]
16th April 2018

New Liferaft

The new liferaft in position out of the way and giving better visibility than its previous cabin top place. The quick release is very accessible as […]
8th April 2018

RYA Practical Training Course at Easter

  Sunday, when the crew joined, was a brilliant day and unfortunately the light wind died away so we motored the few miles to our peaceful […]
1st April 2018

First Day Skipper RYA training course of 2018

Participants have come from as far afield as Norwich to gain their Day Skipper certificate this week. On arrival and, over a cup of tea, they […]