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Dyneema on Board …

Posted: 24 May 2011 by Jim Barden in News

The Dyneema cordage has been delivered, so Nomad 1 will be re-rigged next week when she’s got a few days off.   Then we’ll be going out to test the new ropes on the weekend 4-6 June –  I know Dyneema are keen to have everyone’s feedback on the new lines.


First Graduates of Nomad 1

Posted: 9 April 2011 by Jim Barden in News, Training

Nomad 1,  launched on 25th March, and she did a grand job of hosting her first group of students.  Well done to Debs, Pete (the knot) and Pete (not the knot) for completing and passing their Day Skipper qualification with flying colours.  They are now free to skipper their own or chartered boat, very exciting sailing opportunities ahead.   Debs is now more confident to share the skippering and navigation on her own boat, and Pete and Pete are going to charter in the Med and take Nomad 1 out for a spin on their own sometime this summer.

Well done to Liz and Anna also, who completed and passed the Competent Crew course.  They are now more than useful as crew and helm.  Great preparation for a trip to the BVI’s this week and hopefully on to become Skippers.

Nomad 1 is out this weekend practicing boat handling in the sun, as a refresher for a crew of Day Skippers that qualified last year.

And the winner of Crew Draw is…

Posted: 5 March 2011 by Jim Barden in News

The winning number and corresponding winner

Well done Dwight …  get in touch and we’ll sort out some dates !   Thanks again for everyone who joined !


Competition closes with 190 crew on board

Posted: 5 March 2011 by Jim Barden in News

Many many thanks to everyone who joined the Dyneema Team for us : 190 Crew all together is an incredible result. We think only one team was ahead (by miles in the end) with 282. Dyneema are choosing the top 10 teams on March 17th, so we find out then if we’ve won.

I’m putting you all into the draw for a sailing weekend now!!

Result later today!