Captains Log

Captains Log - from where it all started to where we are now. My journey of learning how to sail at the age of 65 We also have a selection of videos on what is happening at the Upper Thames Sailing Club. There are also videos on Philip Learning to Sail on YouTube.

Sailing: Wet Before Even Setting Sail

Visiting the Southampton International Boat Show
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Making Plans and Fireside Reading

The Winter is here, and we are making plans. The papers are advertising days of snow, thick, heavy snow, and transport chaos. Instead, we might get…

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Upper Thames Boxing Day and the Yule Log

Safety Boat Duty The end of 2023 is drawing nigh, and the Annual Boxing Day Lapthorne Tankard (CPN) & Boxing Day Trophy (PHC) are up for …

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Sailing Shop Talk: When Mother Nature Crashes the Party

When sailing stops make a sailing shop Our new sailing shop has appeared and we wonder if we will go sailing in the near future. Click the link …

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Sails, Screws, and Software: Chronicles of a Thames Sailor

Post-Storm Sailing: A Not-So-Perfect Day before the Club AGM The Club AGM and a Storm Surge on the river stops all sailing, so we content …

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A Day of Genaker Prep and IT Adventures

A day of installation of the Genaker and the Jockey Wheel Installing the genaker and the jockey wheel. On a bright mid-October morning, we set …

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Drifting Daydreams and Unplanned Adventures

Our first day sailing the Toura
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Stepping into Chaos: Mast Mysteries and Split Pin Shenanigans

Learning to Step the Mast with a bit of help
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The replacement parts arrive

Rudder Riddles and Car Tetris

The new rubber arrived but not without its own new problems.
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Unwrapping Surprises and The First Glimpse

Viola Now all we have to do is put the boat together with many parts missing.
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Delivery Debacles: The Quest for the Toura

Boat Delivery The new boat arrives shrink wrapped
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Sailing: Wet Before Even Setting Sail

Visiting the Southampton International Boat Show
Read more

Making Plans and Fireside Reading

The Winter is here, and we are making plans. The papers are advertising days of snow, thick, heavy snow, and transport chaos. Instead, we might get…

Read more

Upper Thames Boxing Day and the Yule Log

Safety Boat Duty The end of 2023 is drawing nigh, and the Annual Boxing Day Lapthorne Tankard (CPN) & Boxing Day Trophy (PHC) are up for …

Read more

Sailing Shop Talk: When Mother Nature Crashes the Party

When sailing stops make a sailing shop Our new sailing shop has appeared and we wonder if we will go sailing in the near future. Click the link …

Read more

Sails, Screws, and Software: Chronicles of a Thames Sailor

Post-Storm Sailing: A Not-So-Perfect Day before the Club AGM The Club AGM and a Storm Surge on the river stops all sailing, so we content …

Read more

A Day of Genaker Prep and IT Adventures

A day of installation of the Genaker and the Jockey Wheel Installing the genaker and the jockey wheel. On a bright mid-October morning, we set …

Read more
The replacement parts arrive

Rudder Riddles and Car Tetris

The new rubber arrived but not without its own new problems.
Read more

Unwrapping Surprises and The First Glimpse

Viola Now all we have to do is put the boat together with many parts missing.
Read more

Delivery Debacles: The Quest for the Toura

Boat Delivery The new boat arrives shrink wrapped
Read more

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