Welcome to my record of yachting and boating with linked pictures

I have arranged the record oldest to newest.

The pictures are all hosted on http://public.fotki.com/CaptGlynn


Please take some time out to have a look at the following sites:

Mariners of Bewl (MOB)
A Charity to support and encourage the integration of disabled people with the able bodied through the medium and enjoyment of sailing.

My retirement businesses with Peter Dale
Grove Ferry River Trips
and
Tonbridge River Trips


Date:19th to 23rd April 1990 Yacht:Sandpiper (36ft Sigma)
Trip: Gosport ~ Cherbourg ~ St Peter Port ~ Gosport
Skipper: Martin Crew: Neil, Pete Hunter, Pete Silson, Glynn, CJ, Matt
Sandpiper1990


Date:25th to 29th April 1991 Yacht:Sandpiper (36ft Sigma)
Trip: Gosport ~ Cherbourg ~ Aldenay ~ St Peter Port ~ Gosport Cruise in Company, with Flashlight (35ft Ohlson)Skipper Martin Freeman ~ Rough off Aldernay with F4 Fog !!>
Skipper: Pete Martin Crew:
Flashlight & Sandpiper 1991


Date:>29 April to 4th May 1992 Yacht:Flashlight (35ft Ohlson)
Trip: Gosport ~ Cherbourg ~ St Peter Port ~Aldenay ~ Cherbourg ~ Langstone ~ Gosport
Large seas, down wind from Casquets to Aldernay and once safe in Aldernay the Sea crashing over breakwater
Cross Channel race, Cherbourg to Langstone, we entertained the race committee on board in Cherbourg and went on to win the race.
Martin, the winning skipper took the cup and posed with the crew – Neil, Ray, Glynn, Mick, Richard and Brian.
The cup was then dropped and dented and the lid lost overboard, recovered by a diver and suitably engraved.
Skipper: Martin Crew:
Flashlight 1992


Date:June 1992Yacht:Flashlight (35ft Ohlson)
Trip: Gosport ~ Round the Island Race ~ Gosport
Started well but was becalmed after rounding the Needles, drifted down to St Catherines but tide turned so we withdrew and motored back to Gosport
Flashlight 1992 Round the Island


Date:16th to 23rd April 1993 Yacht:Sandpiper (36ft Sigma)
Trip: Gosport ~ Cherbourg ~ St Hellier ~ St Malo ~ St Peter Port ~ Aldernay ~ Gosport
Trip inclued Brians Birthday in Jersey (see the cake)
Skipper: Martin Crew: Mick, Neil, Nicky, Ray, Brian and Glynn
Sandpiper 1993


Date:>4th to 10th July 1994 Yacht:Sandpiper (36ft Sigma)
Trip: Gosport ~ Le Harvre ~ St Vaast ~ Aldernay ~ Cherbourg ~ Langstone ~ Gosport
Cross Channel race, Cherbourg to Langstone, carried a kite most of the way (as did others) but we didn’t do well enough to overcome our handicap and get placed.
Skipper: Martin
Sandpiper 1994


Date:22nd to 25th Sept 1994 Yacht: Sandpiper (36ft Sigma)
Trip: Gosport ~ Yarmouth ~ Cherbourg ~ Gosport
Cruise in Company with Flashlight ~ Skipper Martin Freeman
Hospitality cruise with Mirror Group IT Staff and Gandalf Staff on 2 boats
Saga of Sandpiper, aground in the entrance to Yarmouth, engine exhaust fire, diesel spillage, f9 cross channel – great trip !!
Skipper: Pete Martin
Sandpiper & Flashlight 1994


Date:25th to 30th April Yacht: Flashlight (35ft Ohlson)
Trip: Gosport ~ Cherbourg ~ St Peter Port ~ Aldenay ~ Gosport
A tribute to Brian who sadly passed away in October 2000, sadly missed by all who knew him.
Skipper: Martin Crew: Neil, Nicky, Dave, Brian and Glynn
Flashlight 1995 Apr


Date:5th to 9th July 1995 Yacht: Sandpiper (36ft Sigma)
Trip: Gosport ~ Aldenay ~ Cherbourg ~ Yarmouth ~ Gosport
Cross Channel charity race, sponsored by RS2 Consultants and 3H’s Charity Pictures from Cherbourg (the start) and the reception at Langstone unfortunately we ended up too far West and down tide so we didn’t manage to finish.
Skipper: Martin
Sandpiper 1995


Date:8th to 10th Sept 1995 Yacht: Flashlight (35ft Ohlson)
Trip: Gosport ~ Newtown ~ Yarmouth ~ Cowes ~ Gosport
Young persons weekend outing in the Solent
Skipper: Martin


Date:9th to 12th May 1996 Yacht: Flashlight (35ft Ohlson)
Gosport ~ Cherbourg ~ Aldenay ~ Gosport
Skipper: Martin Crew: Neil, Tim and Glynn
Flashlight 1996


Date:20th to 24th May1998 Yacht: Bold Fusilier (35ft Sadler)
Trip: Whale Is ~ Aldenay ~ St Peter Port ~Cherbourg ~ Yarmouth ~ Whale Is
John ascends the rigging with Neils camera – nice pic’s – whoops no camera
Skipper: Martin
Bold Fusilier 1998


Date:15th to 18th Oct 1998 Yacht: Bold Fusilier (35ft Sadler)
Trip: Whale Is ~ Cherbourg ~ Bembridge ~ Whale Is
Skipper: Martin
No Pix


Date:7th to 13th June 1999 Yacht: Guinevere (36ft MG346)
Trip: Gosport ~ Cherbourg ~ Aldenay ~ St Peter Port ~ Portrieux ~ St Malo
HMS Belfast arrives to salute our departure from Pompy
Skipper: Martin
Guinevere 1999


Date:15th to 16th Nov 1999 Yacht: Zennor V (33ft Sigma)
Trip: Gosport ~ Cowes ~ Gosport ~ Cowes ~ Gosport
Skipper: Martin
ZennorV 2000


Date:28th to 31st May 2000 Yacht: Bold Fusileir (new Victoria)
Trip: Whale Is ~ Cherbourg ~ Aldenay ~ Whale Is
Sea Nymph not ready at the start of the charter so took Bold Fusileir for a cross channel romp and back Start of the Neil “good morning gorgous” trips Discovered Sark !
1st to 11th June 2000 Yacht: Sea Nymph (Bowman 35)
Trip: Whale Is ~ Aldernay ~ Beaucette ~ St Peter Port ~ Sark ~ St Peter Port ~ Aldenay ~ Cherbourg ~ Ferry Home to Whale Is.
Skipper: Martin
Bold Fusilier & Sea Nymph 2000


Date:16th to 17th April 2001 Yacht: Mnemosyne(Westerly Berwick)
Trip: Hayling Is ~ Portsmouth
Boat purchased by Barry at Hayling Is, put in the water, then the fun started, a couple of days work to get the engine running. An 0400 start to exit down an unlit channel through mud banks (on a rising tide) then we got fog, eventually arrived in Hasler at 0930 for well-deserved breakfast. Then took her up to her mooring on the afternoon tide(behind Tipner firing range)
Skipper: Barry Crew:Linda, Glynn
Mnemosyne 2001


Date:27th to 30th May 2001 Yacht: Corsair (Elan 36)
Trip: Gosport ~ Portsmouth Old Harbour ~ Hamble ~ Cowes ~ Newtown Creek ~ Yarmouth ~ Alum Bay ~ Via St Catherines point ~ Gosport
Skipper: Martin Crew: Barry, Julian and two girls, Kate and Jen
Corsair 2001


Date:Date:8th to 15th June 2001 Yacht: Sea Nymph III
Trip: Whale Is ~ Aldernay ~ Gurnesey (St Peter Port and Beaucette) ~ Sark ~ Cherbourg ~ Yarmouth ~ Cowes (Folly) ~ Whale Is
Queens visit to Sark co-insides with our own !
Skipper: Martin Crew: Barry, Peter, Ali, Ian, Alex
Sea Nymph 2001


Date:Date: 15th to 18th Nov 2001 Yacht: Scorcher Sigma 33 in company with Zenor V
Gosport ~ Hamble ~ Yarmouth ~ Folly ~ Cowes ~ Race back (won!!) ~ Gosport
Skipper: Glynn Crew:Barry, Linda, Jane, Neil Broadhead, Peter Dale
Scorcher 2001


Date:Date: 2002 Yacht: Kestrel
Trip: Brighton ~ Eastbourne ~ Brighton
Sailed in little or no wind and plenty of sun, downwind to Eastbourne with the wind gradually increasing.
Next morning it was forecast 6 to 7 and it was with driving rain, good sense won and the boat stayed in Eastbourne
Skipper: Jenny Long Crew: Mate Geoff Heddle and me as crew
No picture were taken this trip


Date:23rd to 30th June 2002 Yacht: Corsair
Trip: Gosport ~ Portsmouth ~ Cherbourg ~ Braye ~ Dielette ~ Sark ~ St Peterport ~ St Quay Portrieux ~ St Malo and ferry return
Skipper: Martin Crew: Barry, Julian, Peter and myself
Corsair 2002


Date:Nov 2002 Yacht: Zennor IV
Trip: Gosport ~ Folly ~ Lymingon ~ Cowes ~ Gosport
Nov cruise in Company
Skipper: Glynn Cew: Julian, Phillipa, Nikki, Sean
No Pix


Date:20th to 22nd June 2003 Yacht: Marathias
Trip: Southampton ~ Cowes ~ Round the Island Race ~ Cowes ~ Southampton
Round the Island race, down wind and down tide start but we had a broken spinnaker pole so had to goose wing the 2 genoas, centre the Main, play with the Mizzen and fly the Staysail, all in all we lost a lot of ground getting to the Needles. We did see an awful lot of yachts of all sizes, an entry of around 1700 I believe. At Alum bay the wind picked up and under white sails we did well round the Needles and beating all the way round to Bembridge, then it was down wind again and with the wind dying, eventually we flew the kite with no pole, initially 2 of us at the shrouds holding the single sheet and guy, then the wind increased and we flew across the line with 2 people holding each rope and just managing to hold on.
Total time for the race was 12 Hours 17 Mins and we came 55th out of 60 in our class.
Thanks to all for the good sailing, great hospitality and the racing camaraderie
Skipper: Chris Crew: Mary, Derrick, Dennis, Peter and Jane
Marathias RoundTheIsland 2003


Date:11th to 17th July 2003 Yacht: Holly Bolly
Trip: Ferry to St Malo ~ St Quay ~ St Peterport ~ Braye ~ Cowes ~ Yarmouth ~ Lymington
Skipper: Martin Crew: Phillipa, Neil, Julian, Mick, Paul, Alex
Holly Bolly 2003


Date:25th to 28th September 2003 Yacht: Marathias
Trip: Chatham motoring and sailing up and down the Medway as far as Queenborough
Martin and Glynn
Marathias Medway 2003


Date:31st October to 2nd November 2003 Yacht: Zennor V
Trip: Gosport ~ Bembridge ~Cowes ~ Hamble ~ Portsmouth ~ Gosport
In company with:
Scorcher (Julian, Mark, Sean, Neil, Mick)
Blazer (Neil, Alex, Jan, Ian Laura)
All Sigma 33’s
Skipper: Glynn Crew: Martin, Barry, Peter, Alex and Kim
ZennorV 2003


Date:Feb 6/7/8th 2004 Yacht: Yoda (Sigma 38)
Trip: Boat handling weekend with Dream or Two – great sailing and training, well recommended.
James the superb instructor and chef extraordinaire; put 5 of us (Peter, Bob, Julian, Mick and myself) through boat handling under power and sail whilst managing a mini cruse to Cowes and back.
For Feb the weather was good, fine bright and windy.
Update Jan 2005 – Dream or Two is no longer in business
Yoda 2004


Date:March, April and May 2004 Yacht:Marathias (Contest 42)
Trip: Working on the boat in Hoo whilst on the hard, a trip to Queenboro and back to Chatham and then Chatham to Yarmouth
New cruising chute gets an outing with Mary
Marathias Hoo 2004

Marathias Medway to IOW 2004


Date:End of May 2004 Yacht:Marathias (Contest 42)
Trip: Chatham ~ Sheppy ~ Chatham
Skipper: Mark Crew: Derek, Mary, Doreen and Glynn
Marathias May 2004


Date:June 2004 Yacht:Marathias (Contest 42)
Trip: Yarmouth
Skipper: Martin Crew: Glynn, Kate and Hazel
Marathias Yarmouth 2004


Date:End of June 2004 Yacht:Marathias (Contest 42)
Trip: Biscay Venture
Yarmouth ~ Cherbourg ~ Aldernay ~ Douarnenez ~ Audierne ~ Benodet ~ Quimper ~ Belle Ile ~ Ile d’Yeu ~ Les Sables d’Olonnne ~ Ile de Re ~ Ile de Aix ~ Ile de Re ~ La Rochelle
Skipper: Martin Crew: Julian, Mick and Glynn
Marathias Biscay 2004


Date:End of August 2004 Yacht:Marathias (Contest 42)
Trip: Glynn’s daughter and friends visit in St Malo
Week 1 – Luke, Clare, Nick (catches fish!), Matt and Samson
St Malo ~ St Quay ~ Guernsey ~ Sark ~ Aldernay ~ Cherbourg
Week 2 – Julian, Peter, Phillipa, Neil
Cherbourg ~ Aldernay ~ Guernsey ~ Cherbourg ~ Bolougny ~ Queenborough ~ Chatham
Skipper: Martin, Glynn (Mate)
Marathias St Malo to UK 2004


Date:September 2004 Yacht:Marathias (Contest 42)
Trip: Weekend trip, Chatham ~ Queenborough ~ Chatham
Skipper: Martin Crew: Glynn(Mate) Martin, Paul, Sean
Marathias Sheppy 2004


Date:End October 2004 Yacht:Zennor V (Sigma 33)
Trip: weekend 3 boats in Company
Martin(Commodore)
Scorcher Juliano, Mick, Nathan and Jenny
Blazer Jane, Neil, Alex, Andy, Ian
Gosport ~ Cowes ~ Yarmouth ~ Folly ~ Cowes ~ Gosport
End October 2004
Skipper: Glynn Crew: Alex, Peter and Bryn
ZennorV 2004


Date:24th Feb ~ 4th March 2005 Yacht:Adelaide Star (Bavaria 44)
Trip: Gosport ~ Yarmouth ~ Cherborg ~ Yarmouth ~Cowes ~ Gosport
Trip hi-lights – Martins 50th and the boots, Ellen with B&Q off Cowes as we passed by, blizzard leaving Cherboug and almost the loss of Martins finger in Cowes
Skipper: Martin Crew: Glynn, Julian, Mick, Alex and Paul
Adelaide Star 2005


Date:15-Apr to 17-Apr 2005 Yacht:Marathias (Contest 42)
Trip: Chatham ~ Faversham ~ Q’boro ~ Chatham
Skipper: Martin
Marathias round Sheppy 2005


Date:29-Apr to 01-May 2005 Yacht:Marathias (Contest 42)
Trip: Chatham ~ Q’boro ~ Ramsgate ~ Chatham
Marathias Ramsgate 2005


Date:27th to 30th May 2005 Yacht:Marathias (Contest 42)
Trip: Chatham ~ Q’boro ~ Chatham ~ Q’boro ~ Stangate Creek ~ Chatham
Hillary’s birthday – planned to go to London for a show but weather too bad so trained up, got some sailing in as well.
Martin, Hilary and Glynn
Marathias Hillls Bday 2005


Date:June 2005 Yacht:Marathias (Contest 42)
Trip: Chatham ~ Q’boro ~ Dover ~ Gosport ~ Southampton ~ Round the Island Race ~ Yarmouth ~ Southampton
Trip from Chatham to IOW for the race, failed to make St Cats so went back to Yarmouth.
Skipper: Chris
Marathias Round the Isalnd 2005


Date:2nd to 9th July Yacht:Kinsale (Bavaria 41)
Trip: Bormes ~ La Lavandou ~ day sails – 32 miles logged in a week of sailing – Meeting of the Freeman clan to celebrate Hose 80th Birthday
Great weather on the Cote d’Azur, sun and wind or sun and no wind – How cool is this?
Admiral Hose, Owner Alex, Skipper Neil
Martin and me + Cadet Linda and Shore support Mick
Hose Bash 2005


Date:8th to 12th Sept 2005 Yacht:Marathias (Contest 42)
Trip: Chatham ~ Dunkirk ~ Ramsgate ~ Chatham
Visit to the oyster festival
Skipper: Martin Crew: Pete, Bryn, Tom and Glynn
Marathias Dunkirk 2005


Date:Nov 2005 Yacht:Marathias (Contest 42)
Trip: Chatham ~ Queenboro ~ Chatham
Skipper: Martin Crew: Pete, Bryn, Tom and Glynn
Marathias Nov 2005


Date:13th to 18th Jan 2006 Yacht:Marathias (Contest 42)
Trip: Chatham ~ Q’boro ~ London ~ Chatham
Marathias London 2006


Date:11th to 15th April 2006 Yacht:Perfect Freedom (Freedom 35)
Trip: Southampton ~ Abort Brighton ~ Dover engine repairs ~ Ramsgate give up
Skipper: Chris Lote Crew: Glynn, Derrick
Perfect Freedom 2006


Date:13th to 18th June 2006 Yacht:Marathias (Contest 42)
Trip: Chatham ~ Boulogne ~ Dieppe ~ Cherbourg
Delivery trip
Marathias UK to Cherborg 2006


Date:30th July to 6th Aug 2006 Yacht:Marathias (Contest 42)
Trip: St Peter Port ~ anchor ~ Sark ~ St Peter Port
Family holiday in Guernsey and Sark
Marathias Guernsey 2006


Date:30th July to 6th Aug 2006 Yacht:Marathias (Contest 42)
Trip: Cherbourg ~ Dieppe ~ Boulogne ~ Ramsgate
Delivery return to Ramsgate
Skipper: Glynn Crew: Peter, Bryn, Jeff, Tom
Marathias to Ramsgate 2006


Date:4th to 8th Oct 2006 Yacht:Marathias (Contest 42)
Trip: Chatham ~ Dunkirk ~ Qboro ~ Chatham
Weekend to Dunkirk – oyster festival !!
Marathias Dunkirk 2006


Date:16th to 19th Nov 2006 Yacht:Canberra Star (Bavaria 38)
Trip: Gosport ~ Cowes ~ Hamble ~ Gosport ~ day sail
no pictures


Date:22th to 25th Feb 2007 Yacht:Canberra Star (Bavaria 38)
Trip: Gosport ~ Folly ~ Yarmouth ~ Cowes ~ Gosport ~ day sail
no pictures


Date:22nd to 17th Apr 2007 Yacht:Marathias (Contest 42)
Trip: Hoo – on the hard
Marathias Hoo 2007


Date:15th to 22nd June 2007 Yacht:Marathias (Contest 42)
Trip: Chatham ~ Boulogne ~ Brighton ~ Gosport
Skipper: Martin Crew: Mick, Julian, Glynn
Marathias to Gosport 2007


Date:23rd July to 14th August 2007 Yacht:Marathias (Contest 42)
Trip: San Servan (St Malo) ~ Guernsey ~ Sark ~ Guernsey ~ Braye ~ Cherbourg ~ Margate ~ Queenborough ~ Chatham
Skipper: Martin Crew: Hillary, Alex and Joe with visit from Paul and Carol Then Mick, Julian, Glynn
Marathias CI to Kent 2007


Date:4th to 7th October 2007 Yacht:Marathias (Contest 42)
Chatham ~ Queenborough ~ Dunkirk ~ Chatham, oyster festival again
Skipper: Glynn Crew: Martin, Neil, Alex and Jane
Marathias Dunkirk 2007


Date:6th Dec 2007 Yacht:Sea Eff (Westerly Corsair 36)
Trip: La Couruna
Sighting visit and a sail prior to purchase from great hosts Jill and Alistair
Sea Eff 2007


Date:12th Mar 2008 Yacht:Cariad (Westerly Corsair 36)Ex Sea Eff
Trip: La Couruna
Re-naming – with champers and general clear out and re-stow, creating job list and working through existing jobs, including a sail of course
Cariad La Coruna 2008


Date:22nd June to 3rd July 2008 Yacht:Cariad (Westerly Corsair 36)
Trip: La Couruna ~ Camarinas ~ La Couruna ~ Sada ~ Ares ~ Sada ~ La Couruna

First voyage for Martin as owner of Cariad, 10 hours to Camarinas, starting in light to no wind and ending with too much, a couple of days in Camarinas looking at weather, walking and watching football then a slog back to La Coruna, followed by less ambitious trips to Sada and Ares (but better sailing) all in all a good time, lots of jobs completed, a few added and lots learnt about Cariad.
Skipper: Martin Crew: Glynn, Mick and Julian
Cariad June 2008


Date:23rd Jan to 27th Jan 2009 Yacht:Cariad (Westerly Corsair 36)
Trip: Seca ~ La Couruna
From winter refit in Seca with new engine back to La Coruna in a rush to beat a storm
Skipper: Martin Crew: Glynn
Cariad Jan 2009


Date:26th March to 1st April 2009 Yacht:Cariad (Westerly Corsair 36)
Trip: La Couruna ~ Sada ~ Ares ~ La Couruna
Trip to get new engine checked for warranty and to fit new Radar and Plotter (all went well apart from the Radar not working (awaiting replacement) Joined and helped by Roger from the “Belguim” bar
Skipper: Martin Crew: Glynn, Mick, Julian and Roger
Cariad Sada 2009


Date:21st August to 4th Sept 2009 Yacht:Cariad (Westerly Corsair 36)
Trip: La Couruna ~ Sada ~ Camarinus ~ Muros ~ Baonia ~ Sines ~ Albufeira

Voyage from Northern Spain to South Portugal 542 miles logged.
Cariad Blog
Skipper: Martin Crew: Glynn, Pete, Hilary, Joe and Roger(part trip)
Cariad LaC to Albufeira 2009


Date:10th to 11th October 2009 Yacht:Marathias (Contest 42)
Trip: Chatham ~ Queenborough ~ Chatham
Skipper: Chris Crew: Glynn, Steve, Chris L, Derek
2009-marathias-oct


Date:21st August to 4th Sept 2009 Yacht:Cariad (Westerly Corsair 36)
Trip: Albufiera ~ Lagos ~ Vilamoura ~ Albufiera ~ Portimao ~ Albufiera
Local ports of South Portugal 103 miles logged.
Cariad Blog
Skipper: Martin Crew: Glynn, Mick and Julian
Cariad Portugal 2009


Date:5th Sept 2010 to 19th Sept 2010 Yacht:Cariad (Westerly Corsair 36)
Trip: Albufiera, Cascais, Nazare, Bayona, La Coruna
North bound trip back to Coruna 550 miles logged.
Cariad Blog
Skipper:Martin Crew:Glynn, Roger, Mick and Julian
a number of folders for each part of the trip


Date:20th August 2011 to 3rd Sept 2011 Yacht:Cariad (Westerly Corsair 36)
Trip: La Coruna, Sada, Coruna, Camaret-sur-mer, Cowes, Southsea
North bound trip from Coruna to UK 620 miles logged.
Cariad Biscay Blog
Skipper: Martin Crew:Glynn, Roger, Mick and Julian
2011 Spain to UK


Date:30th Sept 2011 to 2nd Oct 2011 Yacht:Cariad (Westerly Corsair 36)
Trip: Southsea, Bembridge, Southsea
Westerly Owners Club rally to Bembridge.
Skipper: Martin Crew:Glynn, and Neil
2011 Bembridge


Date:10th Nov 2011 to 13th Nov 2011 Yacht:Cariad (Westerly Corsair 36)
Trip: Southsea, Cowes, Hamble, Cowes, Southsea
Skipper: Martin Crew:Glynn, and Neil


Date:7th Nov 2011 to 13th Nov 2011 Yacht:Cariad (Westerly Corsair 36)
Trip: Southsea, Cowes, Southsea
Skipper: Martin Crew: Neil, Kate and visitors with Glynn
57th Birthdays


Date:8th Nov 2013 to 11th Novct 2013 Yacht:Cariad (Westerly Corsair 36)
Trip: Southsea, Cowes, Southsea
Skipper: Martin Crew:Glynn, and Neil
Nov sailing


Date:5th Aug 2014 to 9th Aug 2014 Yacht:Cariad (Westerly Corsair 36)
Trip: Southsea, Yarmouth, Braye, Sark, St Peter Port
Delivery cruise.
Skipper: Martin Crew:Glynn, Simon, Stuart, Chloe
Southsea to CI

 

To Be Continued…….