Blogs by: Cathy Lacey

Making the Most of the Weather

One of the early lessons we learnt from cruising in Wild Rival, was to make the most of acceptable weather windows.  Waiting for the perfect slot was likely to be very wasteful.  This was proven to be true again this summer.  We had an outline plan to sail round from     [Read more]

Our first year – ish with Wild Rival

Our first year – ish with Wild Rival

A veteran of several ocean crossings, Wild Rival is a well travelled, venerable lady, but for us this last year or so has still been a voyage of discovery.

We bit the bullet and bought her from her previous owners in Jersey     [Read more]

Christmas Cruising

Wild Rival is a Rival 34

For the 3rd successive year, we sailed Wild Rival from Poole to the Solent, for a Christmas Cruise.  As ever, with voyages at that time of year, we monitored the weather closely before departing.  Deciding against sailing in snow and strong winds, we     [Read more]

Making the most of the weather

Making the most of the weather – Wild Rival Summer Cruise 2012.

One of the early lessons we learnt from cruising in Wild Rival, was to make the most of acceptable weather windows.  Waiting for the perfect slot was likely to be very wasteful.  This was proven to be true     [Read more]

Blowing out the cobwebs - freezing February

Steve and Cathy Lacey

Gingerly moving about the icy decks on Saturday morning (8th Feb 2015), we sailed shortly after sunrise, bound from Poole to Yarmouth.  The light airs quickly filled in to become  NE 5-6, leaving us grateful for the sprayhood as well as decent foulies,     [Read more]

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