This remarkable design was the brainchild of the Rev. Edward Berthon in response to the shipwreck of ‘SS Orion’ off Port Patrick, Scotland in 1850… Read More »Berthon collapsible: ideal tender for a small yacht
Solent and South Coast of England
Posts relating to the Solent and South Coast of England
Built in Risor, Norway, 1957 and fitted out in Bermuda, ‘Marihona’ has crossed the Atlantic several times and returned to Norway in 2018 for a… Read More »‘Marihona’: a ship to cross the Atlantic
Martin Goodrich recalls a sailing adventure as crew member aboard the Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter ‘Madcap’ whilst he was an art student in August 1967.… Read More »A sailing adventure with ‘Madcap’, August 1967
In this post, Solent OGA member Ben Collins muses on his adventure, just after the Brexit vote, as he crewed on the Heard 28 ‘Carlotta’… Read More »Sailing in company: Solent to Brest, 2016
Just 23 miles wide at the narrowest point between Dover and Calais, the English Channel has separated Britain from mainland Europe since pre-historic times. During… Read More »Crossing to France: via Dover or Brighton?