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Join Date: Feb 2013
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Re: Any Advice On Yachting Courses?
Alasdair, if you are in Epping, that means you are about 50 miles away from the water ... that's what I commute daily to and from work. I am in Billericay, so just about half way to the Crouch or the River Blackwater. You said you are moving to Loughborough. Check out Rutland Water. It claims to be Europe's largest man made reservoir and is situated in what I personally think one of the most beautiful counties of the UK. I had my first yachting experience there after I bought my current boat which for the first season was based there. There is both a sailing club and also the watersports center. Many boats there are up to 26ish feet. Great to learn, very nice people at the watersports center, btw !!! And most important it is only 29 miles (per AA routeplanner) from Loughborough to Oakham ! They do run courses there as well, or I can recommend you another sailing school, where I've done my VHF course if you like ...
Yet my heart hammers now, yearning anew
wanting the steep salt-water road
longing with lust to roam rough seas, alone
to seek out some far foreign shore
From "The Seafarer", an Anglo-Saxon 10th century manuscript.
Last edited by FinallySailing; 09-15-2013 at 11:45 AM.