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Removing a 25 year old teak deck

Removing an old tea deck, R36

Here are a few words and photos giving some idea to anyone else contemplating the dilemma of maintaining or removing an ageing deck, beautiful as they undoubtedly are.

My own boat dates from…


Posted by Timothy Allen on April 20, 2017 at 11:18 — 1 Comment

sailing the lady home

'fair isle' arrived yesterday in her new homeport, Nieuwpoort Belgium. we left Ardfern nine days ago and had a magnificent but energetic sail with good winds (20 to 40 knots) and most beautiful scenery. 

we'd like to thank the crew at…


Posted by Paul Willaert on April 14, 2017 at 18:07

Rustler YIDL 2017

I have now posted the April 2017 YIDL for R36s, R37s, R42s & R44s on the forum.


Posted by Sue Paice on April 14, 2017 at 16:20

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

I'll be producing the 2017 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 their boat let me know? Also please let me know if you have added any new recognisable…


Posted by Sue Paice on March 29, 2017 at 15:51

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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

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