Front Page of Royal Yacht Association Magazine

rya-dinghy-cruisingThis is a rather nice photo from the latest Royal Yacht Association magazine. The text is to the point and positive:

Freedom to Roam
Whether it’s pottering up a local estuary or probing a strip of wild coastline, dinghy cruising is a great way to explore – and socialise – for people of all ages and abilities.

The picture seems to have been taken in France, going by the architecture of the old house in the background, probably at the Semaine du Golfe. Our favourite hobby is becoming more mainstream and better known in yachting and sailing circles. You don’t have to have a lot of money or prestige nowadays for this erstwhile sport of kings. Anyone can get an old boat for very little, sometimes for free, and do it up to requirements. The more enterprising can build a boat in traditional style more easily than one would imagine.

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2 Responses to Front Page of Royal Yacht Association Magazine

  1. David Llewellyn Dodds says:

    Maybe I should read one of the Arthur Ransome books I’ve been saving up, to assuage some of the yearning this stirs…

    • The best way to assuage your yearning is go and have some (group) lessons at a sailing school. Then you buy a boat and sail it on those wonderful canals and inland seas you have in the Netherlands. If you decide to go for it, I can offer some advice about getting the right boat.

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