Latest news and next trips

I’m delighted to report that this blog has won the 2019 Cruising Association’s Lacey Trophy, for the best member’s website or blog covering cruising in the year.  I was due to collect my prize in London on 25th March but like everything else the event has been postponed.  Thank you to all my crew who have helped me contribute to the blog over recent months.

Plans for 2020 are obviously subject to the pandemic and lockdown. The moment it becomes clear that we can sail again, I will wish to scrub Spellbinder’s hull and get going. The provisional plan is still to head to the West Country in June, Scilly in early July then Ireland, although the Cork 300 celebrations have been postponed. A return to home waters is planned later in August, although given this last winter’s awful weather I’m quite tempted to head for Portugal to over winter…