Tag Archives: The Sea

In Homage to Bernard Moitessier

I have often written about Bernard Moitessier (1925 – 1994), the French (born in Indochina) sailor who dared to sail around the world non-stop and single handed in the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race. Instead of winning the race, … Continue reading

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Swallows & Amazons for Grown-ups

Two years have passed since the last Semaine du Golfe. It gets better every time (every two years) as more people bring their boats and the organisational logistics people become more experienced. This year, it is from the 27th May … Continue reading

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Brittany!

We looked towards the Admiral, where high the Peter flew, And all our hearts were dancing like the sea. These are just a couple of lines taken from Henry John Newbolt’s poem The Old Superb set to music by C.V. Stanford. … Continue reading

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Reality

I just came across an article about the downside of sailing by Robert Persig, the author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Cruising Blues and Their Cure. This is something I notice about many Youtube videos about young … Continue reading

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Homage à Jacques Sternberg

My thoughts are brought back to Jacques Sternberg who must have been quite a character. He was a journalist and novelist, and sailed a small boat in almost all weathers on the English Channel. Jacques Sternberg was born in Belgium … Continue reading

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French Sailing Gatherings

My old friend Roger Barnes has produced another fine video on the joys of sailing in France, Brittany in particular. I was at the Semaine du Golfe, and would have loved to join him for the Challenge Léger, a smaller … Continue reading

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Being Little

I just came across this photo of the recent sailing gathering in Brittany I went to in Sarum. I’m in a group of sailing-rowing boats, and Sarum is the one with the red sails. The photo will enlarge if you … Continue reading

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