I was brought up on the River Hamble near the Moody yard where the Moody 31 was built. The Kemp spars come from Southampton. I jumped at the opportunity to sail this yacht. Solidly constructed and a sound yacht to sail we had great fun in contrasting weather cruising the Hebrides. The Eberspacher heater was put to good use,
Essential planning for a summer cruise north to the Faroe Islands includes looking at the tourists destinations and activities on arrival. An experienced crew will voyage from Kirkwall, Orkney to the Faroes and return via the Shetlands.
Kyle Rhea is a classic pilotage and great care must be taken due to strong tidal streams. Eight knots are the norm in this tidal gate. However, with good timing and seamanship skills, the Kyle Rhea is a must-do and terrific transit to complete. Even at neap tides, the currents and eddies buffet vessels as they transit this narrow passage between mainland Scotland and the Isle of Skye.
The boat’s dinghy enhanced the trip by allowing the crew to have great fun to access and reach the most incredible places. Without the highly functional davits, it would be hard work launching and retrieving the tender. Simply, un-tie two lines to easily lower or raise. The process is stunningly quick compared to the labour-intensive alternatives.
How do you waste your time and efforts by faffing around?