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Sailing class A1

Sailing class A1

An account of the weeks sailing

Sailing with Penny 7-11 Nov 2016So we arrived in Auckland for a week at the Penny Whiting Sailing School, along with eight other slightly anxious nautical noobs. Its blowing 30 knots gusting 40+ and we all reflect the unspoken question – are we going out in this or heading to the RNZYS for some theory work?Penny’s head appears from the companionway - “What a fantastic breeze... Read more...

Added: 18 Nov 2016
Season under way on Waitemata Harbour.

Season under way on Waitemata Harbour.

How wonderful to get under way for the season with good strong SSW and SE direction winds.  My first class W1 weekends had a great first ride down the harbour on Saturday with winds up to 27kn, with Endless Summers perfect rig for the conditions she just purred along.   With the... Read more...

Added: 1 Nov 2016
Winter Paint

Winter Paint

A great couple of weeks on the hard at Orams Marine, getting some new Anti fouling on the bottom of Endless Summer, prop speed on the shaft and prop to stop weed and growth.  However to must almost the most important job is wax and polish of the topsides the hull.  This annual event has... Read more...

Added: 24 Sep 2016
My yacht Endless Summer almost ready to start season

My yacht Endless Summer almost ready to start season

With a real change in the weather to Spring conditions, I have Endless Summer almost ready to get out on the water for the summer sailing classes starting 29th October for weekends and 7th November for the afternoon sessions. It has been really rewarding repainting a few cupboard inside and... Read more...

Added: 9 Sep 2016
LEARN TO SAIL - IT'S A LOT OF FUN

LEARN TO SAIL - IT'S A LOT OF FUN

I am a firm believer that adults must learn to sail a larger boat before sailing a smaller one.   Keel boats are so much more forgiving and give you a really stable platform to learn aboard.   Once you have learnt to sail a larger yacht you will be able to sail and participate aboard... Read more...

Added: 12 Aug 2016
Sailing 2016-2017

Sailing 2016-2017

Well, believe it of not the Summer Sailing is not that far away, oh for those long days with the summer breeze and good wind for sailing. Sitting out Winter in Auckland and working on the boat doing some cleaning and small painting jobs  sure proves to me that winter is not the time to... Read more...

Added: 12 Aug 2016
Summer Sailing 2015/2016

Summer Sailing 2015/2016

Summer 2015/16 Blog. Well another great season for wind and little rain has passed by. It was a record to only have the wet weather gear out twice in a season. The classes did not start until November 1st as I had been sailing in Sardinia for the first time, just great sailing and... Read more...

Added: 13 May 2016

Whiting Sailing School Closed for Winter

What a great season! 16 weeks 7 days a week and great sailing with plenty of wind and little rain.  Endless Summer and her crew this season all had a ball and learnt to sail with confidence and safety, it was a wonderful summer.  Endless Summer is hauled out of the water and getting... Read more...

Added: 13 Apr 2015
February Sailing

February Sailing

What a great summer for learning to sail on the Waitemata Harbour aboard Endless Summer.   The pre Christmas classes all got plenty of wind and great sailing, but January and February have proved to be good sailing as well with all classes getting some great wind. The Auckland Harbour has... Read more...

Added: 21 Feb 2015
Spring summer sailing

Spring summer sailing

Learning to sail in the Spring / Summer on the Auckland harbour has been challenging and rewarding this season. Most every course has managed to get 30knots of wind and some quite a bit more.  The wind sure makes leaning to sail easy and Endless Summer has taken all the wind in her... Read more...

Added: 12 Dec 2014
Eggemoggen Reach Regatta

Eggemoggen Reach Regatta

EGGEMOGGEN REACH CLASSIC WOODEN BOAT REGATTA I am fortunate to be sailing with Chris Bouzaid on has Classic Luders 24 LEAF. That is the water line length and her over all length is 38... Read more...

Added: 7 Aug 2014
New Sailors impressions

New Sailors impressions

The new sailors first sail. I received this note from a couple that booked into sailing school to learn to sail together with me aboard Endless Summer. They agreed to share it with you as... Read more...

Added: 6 Aug 2014
Sailing in Maine USA East coast

Sailing in Maine USA East coast

  This is a real change of scenery, sailing with Seals and lots of Loon birds and of course Maine is very rocky, so Navigation is important all the time out on the water. Each day the... Read more...

Added: 1 Jul 2014
Winter sailing tips

Winter sailing tips

There can be good sailing over the winter months, it is important that you go sailing prepared for the conditions. Wear 2 or 3 layers of tee shirts and a acrylic fleece over the top and perhaps... Read more...

Added: 22 May 2014
SAILING CLASS TIMETABLE

SAILING CLASS TIMETABLE

After a wonderful sailing season Endless Summer and I have called it quits for the rest of the season.   However the complete time table of weekend  and afternoon classes for the summer... Read more...

Added: 11 Apr 2014
SAILING SCHOOL SEASON

SAILING SCHOOL SEASON

 What a great season I have had with Sailing School, with plenty of wind in most of my 5 lesson courses.   It has been rare to finish a course that has not had 25knots of wind.  ... Read more...

Added: 19 Feb 2014
SAILING SCHOOL HAS STARTED

SAILING SCHOOL HAS STARTED

It is great to be back on the water with my learn to sail classes aboard fifty foot Endless Summer.  Last week I did each afternoon for the week and the weekend classes also ran over two... Read more...

Added: 11 Nov 2013
Tahiti April 2013

Tahiti April 2013

Another hot boating holiday in Tahiti for my 7 guests in April 2013 was once again a wonderful trip. We chartered the 50 foot Catana Catamaran from Dream Yachts in Raiatea base, so that we could... Read more...

Added: 25 Oct 2013

Cruising Croatia

Cruising Croatia July 2013   Arriving in Croatia for the 2nd time was a nice experience. 4 years ago I Cruised from Dubrovnik to Split and really enjoyed the cruising and islands... Read more...

Added: 3 Oct 2013
Life Aboard in Tahiti

Life Aboard in Tahiti

Tahiti Cruise. The great thing about cruising these fabulous islands is that we live aboard the yacht, and go ashore for the odd cocktail and perhaps a couple of dinners ashore.... Read more...

Added: 14 Sep 2012
Tahiti French Polynesia
San Diego Weather
Newport Bucket Regatta
Back to Maine
Cape Negro
Halifax harbour
Fishing and Pots
Three yachts in a cove.
Heading South
Alexander Graham Bell
Cabot Trail
lakes
Lunenburg
Bluenose
Nova Scotia thoughts
5 islands Maine
Cruising Club America Maine cruise
Engine Room
Painting Furniture
Newport sailing