Author Archives: richardcporter

A Windy Day in Carreglwyd

The train journey from London Euston to Holyhead (all four hours of it) on Thursday evening provided me with a good opportunity to tidy up the vast majority of the backlog of work that had built up in advance of the Christmas break. I arrived at Holyhead railway station in good shape shortly after 9pm, […]

A walk to Rhoscolyn

It’s been quite a while since I last wrote on my blog, so I thought I would ease my way back into my stride by providing a quick update at the end of a very pleasant weekend at Eithin Bach. The weekend started gently on Friday evening after the four hour train journey up from […]

A month into “life beyond” and how does it feel?

It’s been a month to the day since I left Deloitte and it’s time to reflect, methinks. May was an interesting month. I had the great pleasure of inviting many of my Partners – past, present and future – to a fantastic evening on 19 May 2015 at my favourite restaurant in London – E&O […]

The 2015 RORC Caribbean 600

We spent the Sunday before the start of the 2015 RORC Caribbean 600 attending to the final bits and pieces of personal and boat-related preparation in advance of the three day race.  It was a good opportunity to get to know the people I would be spending the next few days with a little better, […]

Windfall: Pre-race practice

A quick update on our RORC Caribbean 600 2015 campaign aboard Windfall … more will follow after the race. By way of an introduction, the flight over from London to Antigua was pretty uneventful, other than for one of our party who turned up at the airport with his son’s passport by mistake and, consequently, […]

What a Windfall!

I recall the day last October when I received an email from Andrew McIrvine, Admiral of The Royal Ocean Racing Club (The RORC), in which he provided me with details of the RORC Caribbean 600 race and a Yacht called “Silandra”.  Andrew had heard on the grapevine that I was keen to do the race and, in an […]

Practice makes Perfect

It took a while for PC World to deliver my birthday present, but finally it arrived – four weeks after anticipated.  It was therefore with great anticipation that I unwrapped the GoPro Hero 4 (and also the various fittings I procured from eBay)  last weekend. As someone who has spent most of his professional life […]