Canal du Midi Trip- May 2008- by Robert Falk

The Canal du Midi runs for 240km from the River Garonne at Toulouse via Carcassonne to the Mediterranean at Agde. It was the brainchild of Pierre-Paul Riquet, a minor noble and tax collector, who succeeded in convincing Louis XIV (and more importantly, his first minister, Colbert) of the merits of linking the . . . → Read More: Canal du Midi Trip- May 2008- by Robert Falk

Burnham to Ramsgate.. almost via Ostende!

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Following a conversation in the Hendon Hall Hotel one evening, Graham Colover offered his boat, a 34 ft Jeanneau named Chai of Burnham, for a sailing trip over the second bank holiday in May. Graham lent Robert full size charts to plan the route for this intended trip which . . . → Read More: Burnham to Ramsgate.. almost via Ostende!

Sailing in Victoria from Simeon

 

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Greetings from Victoria, Vancouver Island.

I’ve been asked to explain what sailing I’ve been doing since moving to this Canadian Pacific Island. Well, I’m the in the ideal location. . . . → Read More: Sailing in Victoria from Simeon

Orbituary: Michael Doctors

Michael Doctors 1941 to 2008

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Michael Doctors first started sailing dinghies in his late teens and bought his first yacht, the Leisure 23 ‘Avocet’ in his mid thirties. Since then he and Annie owned 2 further yachts which Michael skippered and sailed to numerous ports and destinations in the UK . . . → Read More: Orbituary: Michael Doctors

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