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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Solo trip to the Azores - YouTube

    I love Patrick's videos. Although I'm quite into the 'one guy, one GoPro' style of YouTube sailing channel - the sailing Frenchman is another one I like. In terms of the docking style, we saw a Spanish guy who was taking people out on his little sail boat and he docked in exactly the same way, but without the bow fender or dock fender - he just nuzzled his bobstay into the dock. He did it about 5 times while we were there, and it seemed like he'd been doing it for ages with no ill effects.

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    Default Re: Solo trip to the Azores - YouTube

    Quote Originally Posted by SV Kittiwake View Post
    I love Patrick's videos. Although I'm quite into the 'one guy, one GoPro' style of YouTube sailing channel - the sailing Frenchman is another one I like. In terms of the docking style, we saw a Spanish guy who was taking people out on his little sail boat and he docked in exactly the same way, but without the bow fender or dock fender - he just nuzzled his bobstay into the dock. He did it about 5 times while we were there, and it seemed like he'd been doing it for ages with no ill effects.
    Lol I also subscribe to your channel maybe I should give my motorboat up and buy a small boat

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    Default Re: Solo trip to the Azores - YouTube

    Quote Originally Posted by Joker View Post
    Another single hander to the Azores:

    http://www.channelpilot.info/azores.php

    Me!
    What an adventure Joker. Losing the autopilot is one of my recurring nightmares, but has not yet happened. I have a Plan B and a Plan C, but hope I never have to use them. Great story.

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    Default Re: Solo trip to the Azores - YouTube

    If you like that you will love this chap....

    https://www.youtube.com/user/cdw000/videos
    Last edited by daverebbettes; 17-04-18 at 09:40.

  5. #25
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    Default Re: Solo trip to the Azores - YouTube

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Laine View Post
    Well, I have just sailed 450 miles up the French coast and am currently in Cherbourg. As soon as I catch my breath, I'm across the channel, so put out lots of extra fenders, and lock up your wives and daughters. :-)
    Hello Patrick

    Let us know your planned ports of call. I am hoping to get to France at the end of next week so our paths may cross.

    Sandy
    Last edited by Sandy; 17-04-18 at 13:57.
    Cynical Scottish almost retired engineer.

  6. #26
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    Default Re: Solo trip to the Azores - YouTube

    Thanks Sandy. I had hoped to do Cherbourg Dover direct, but the winds won't have it. Am leaving tonight for Brighton, with a possible divert to Hastings if I can't make the tide at Brighton. Best wishes on your trip to France.

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    Default Re: Solo trip to the Azores - YouTube

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Laine View Post
    Thanks Sandy. I had hoped to do Cherbourg Dover direct, but the winds won't have it. Am leaving tonight for Brighton, with a possible divert to Hastings if I can't make the tide at Brighton. Best wishes on your trip to France.
    Well to the east of our planned trip to the Channel Islands and Brittany.
    Cynical Scottish almost retired engineer.

  8. #28
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    Default Re: Solo trip to the Azores - YouTube

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Laine View Post
    Am leaving tonight for Brighton, with a possible divert to Hastings if I can't make the tide at Brighton. Best wishes on your trip to France.
    Hastings, I’m guessing you just planning to anchor?

  9. #29
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    Default Re: Solo trip to the Azores - YouTube

    Quote Originally Posted by Joker View Post
    Another single hander to the Azores:

    http://www.channelpilot.info/azores.php

    Me!
    Thanks for posting this - what a great adventure!

  10. #30
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    Default Re: Solo trip to the Azores - YouTube

    Quote Originally Posted by dom View Post
    Hastings, I’m guessing you just planning to anchor?
    Well spotted. The second after I hit send, I realised I meant to say 'NewHaven' not Hastings. :-) There is a bit more water there at neap tide than at Brighton (apparently due to silting).

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