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Update on my old boat (used to be called Ariadne)



Posted by Graham Rabbitts on December 5, 2018 at 15:50 — 1 Comment

Rustler Dinner

Rustler Yachts organised a dinner at the Royal Southern Yacht Club at Hamble  last Friday. 57 people attended. It was a successful evening which culminated in a fascinating talk by Pete Goss. 

Congratulations to Emma and Rustler…


Posted by Graham Rabbitts on September 23, 2018 at 18:49 — 1 Comment

Rosinis heading north - to Svalbard

I shall be departing from the Solent for Svalbard next week (w/c 4 June).  You can follow progress if you wish at .  I also aim to produce a more comprehensive log…


Posted by Bob Hendicott on May 31, 2018 at 16:03

R36, R37, R42 & R44 Yacht Identification updates to Sue please

I'll be producing the 2018 version of the ROA Yacht Identification List in the middle of April so please would any R36, R37, R42 or R44 owners who have moved or sold their boat let me know? Also please let me know if you have added any new…


Posted by Sue Paice on March 26, 2018 at 13:17

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Richard and Anne Vie: Harvard to Scotland

Sam Steele in the Baltic          [R42 Carra]


Caramor [R36] Sailing around the world Franco Ferrero and Kath McNulty


Jocelyn Fawcett  Http://

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Sue Paice and Matthew Vaughton [R36 Southern Cross]:


Peter Reason 

On the Western Edge

 [R31]  Cruise round west coast Ireland 2013


Charles Warlow:  

From Sanda to Scavaig        More a Pilot e-Book than a blog!


Reg & Nicky Barker  

Blue Velvet [R42]           Preparing to go


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Red Ruth [R42] :              Heading into the Atlantic


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R36 and rudder drain 8 Replies

Started by Adrian & Selina in General. Last reply by Mark Haugaard yesterday.

Replacement forehatch R31 Anyone? 1 Reply

Started by Mark in General. Last reply by Cornelis van der Bent on Tuesday.

Spade Anchor 8 Replies

Started by Adrian & Selina in Technical. Last reply by Charles Griffiths Dec 21, 2018.

Trysail? 4 Replies

Started by Paul Willaert in General. Last reply by Paul Willaert Dec 14, 2018.

IRC measurement - participation in next years' AZAB race

Started by Paul Willaert in General Dec 5, 2018.

R36 propeller sizing 7 Replies

Started by David Balfour in General. Last reply by Graeme Geddes Nov 27, 2018.

R36 Light foresail

Started by Xabier in General Nov 27, 2018.

Gates and boarding ladders 9 Replies

Started by Charles Griffiths in General. Last reply by Richard Hobson Nov 6, 2018.

R36 Trysail

Started by Xabier in General Oct 27, 2018.

R42 Running Backstays 8 Replies

Started by Andy Jones in General. Last reply by Andy Jones Oct 13, 2018.



I'm now able to attach logs of a couple of cruises undertaken on Rosinis during 2016 - to La Rochelle and back via the French coastal islands, and to Galicia.  Enjoy!

Early summer on the French Atlantic coast

Amongst bateas and horreos in the Rias Baixas

If anyone is interested, I shall be giving an illustrated talk on these two cruises at Marchwood Yacht Club (Southampton area) on Sat 18 Feb 17, starting at 2000.  If you'd like to attend please let me know in advance.

Bob Hendicott


Logs from earlier years


"Thames Estuary Cruise in Border Reiver"- Roger and Jackie Epps (pdf)

The Year Summer missed Scotland- A log of Rosinis' cruise from the Solent to Scotland and back - Bob Hendicott (two pdf files) Part 1 and Part 2


Out into the mid-Atlantic - Rosinis' cruise to the Azores in Jul/Aug 2014.  Bob Hendicott

Logs covering Ariadne's cruises in France, Ireland and Scotland between 1999 and 2010 are now available at A couple of cruises in True in New Zealand are also available.


"The Blessing of the Sea"  Nakamanda sails south to Brittany in Summer sunshine [R36] Word Simon Wainman

"Strong winds, big seas and wild scenery" - Solo cruise to SW Ireland  [R36] PDF (Bob Hendicott) [R36] Blog (Sue Paice & Matthew Vaughton)

On the Western Edge [R31]  Cruise round west coast Ireland 2013 - Blog (Peter Reason)


From Sanda to Scavaig website (Charles Warlow)

Solo Cruise to S Brittany PDF (Bob Hendicott)

Heart of Gold to the Azores text discussion (John Myers) This is the first of 4 parts.

Seol Mara to Orkney PDF (Alistair and Carol Bell)

Red Ruth to Madeira blog (Peter and Lorraine Baxter)


Cruise to the Azores, Part 2 Chapter 1 PDF (Roddy Wade Thomas)

[chapter 2 and 3 are also in the Ocean Group]

A short cruise to Alderney You Tube Video & Text (Graham & Dairne Rabbitts)

Voyage to the Scillies PDF (Roger and Jackie Epps)

Mini-cruise to Brittany and the Channel Islands  Word format [Bob Hendicott]

Red Ruth in the Med [Peter and Lorraine Baxter] A live blog/website

2011 Cruise to the Azores, Part 1   Word format. [Roddy Wade Thomas]

Brief account of a 2011 Cruise to Iceland [Miranda Myers]

A short account of the MYC Easter cruise from the Solent to France has been added, [Graham Rabbitts].

A New Years Cruise 2010-11  [Nicky Barker]This is a facinating account of a winter cruise.

So Phare, So Good [Graham Rabbitts] A cruise to the Gironde in 2010

Have I missed any out?


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