Here is SMYC member James Humphrys onboard 48ft motor yacht Highland Beauty. She is normally based in Chichester Harbour and had moved up Channel to Ramsgate for the annual weekend rally of the Rampart Owners’ Club. Three other Rampart boats joined the festivities, sharing social and maritime experiences. The east and west bound passages along the English Channel were a sharp reminder that, even in June with fairly benign predicted weather, the British seas can change fast and make life uncomfortable. (Perhaps that is what has made us a great seafaring nation over centuries!) Nevertheless, Highland Beauty made good speed and kept her crew safe.
Pictures from Pliocene Atlantic crossing from Les Sables D’Olonne to Antigua at the start of the year, racing at Antigua Sailing Week and then heading north via New York on the way to Maine for the summer.