My short history in sailing:
It starts in the 1970’s at Studland Bay in Dorset, we used to holiday there at the same time as another family from Bristol, they had a small daysailor and for me aged 9 it was a very exciting time and an adventure.
(Me pictured forward starboard side).
Sailing at Studland Bay
If you recognise your selves in the photo Id love to hear from you, sadly and embarrassingly I don’t remember any names and parents are not here to ask anymore. Would love to hear from you, as you made many fond memories.
Our Lytton Tornado 720
Skip forward some 45 years we currently have a Lytton Tornado 720 a 24Ft, twin keel, sloop. She was made in Appleyard, Ely in Cambridgeshire in September 1979. Now we are looking at updating her and restoring her to sail with disabled requirements.
More info here:
Highbridge boatyard home of the almost infamous Mr Harold John Kimber (Kim Kimber) he is right up there on my list of local achievers.
Kim Kimber set up a boat repair yard in 1927 previously known as Clyce Wharf in Highbridge, Somerset.
The Warf sat at the entrance of the then busy Highbridge Warf on the River Brue. More will be available here:
Sailing & Safty Responsibly
This is not only important but can be quite an in-depth subject so a page will also be dedicated to this subject and added to as we go along. More will be available here:
Training & getting into sailing
The RYA is the national body for all forms of recreational, competitive and professional boating, it represents dinghy and yacht racing, motor and sail cruising, RIBs and sports boats, powerboating, windsurfing, inland cruising and personal watercraft.
The RYA also sets and maintains recognised standards for training for both leisure and commercial boating through a network of more than 2,400 RYA Recognised Training Centres across 58 countries. You can learn all about sailing, windsurfing and powerboating by reading all about the different types of boating you can do on the RYA website.