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Rustler 42 - Warning: Engine flooded by Spiders!

Most Rustler 42 owners will know that their engine anti-syphon valve is located aft of the aft-most saloon locker on the port side. There may or may not be an access hatch to the valve in the cupboard, it depends on the age of the hull. On Evelyn…


Posted by Mike Barker on August 2, 2017 at 16:23 — 1 Comment

Susie Goodall has DHL as a sponsor

Susie Goodall has aligned with DHL as sponsor for her golden Globe attempt in 2018.

Details are on her website - click here

Posted by Graham Rabbitts on June 3, 2017 at 7:23

Fair Isle on Loch Linnhe

On our journey from Ardfern to Nieuwpoort we encountered little boats on the water. On Loch Linnhe we met another Rustler 36, Pickle. The skipper, Charles Warlow, took his camera and made some stunning pictures of Fair Isle.

This one made…


Posted by Paul Willaert on April 27, 2017 at 5:54

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

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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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