Author Archives: richardcporter

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 […]

Looking Forward – Resolutions for 2015

2014 is all done and 2015 is yet to happen! What a fantastic year we leave behind us with all of the ice bucket challenges, drinks of Champagne, wine rack replenishments and the like.  What an even more fantastic year lies before us, with the backlog of things we wished we had done in 2014 […]

Three Reds for Christmas

I’ve gone on quite a bit about cycling and sailing over the past few months, so I thought it was about time that I brought some balance back into my soliloquies and talked a bit about wine.  So here goes. I had the great pleasure to accompany one of my longest standing professional friends and […]

20 miles of London’s peace and quiet

It’s been a while since I last wrote on my blog and I apologise for that.  Too much going on at work and relatively little action in the sailing department have conspired against me providing the fortnightly updates that I wanted to make.  However, I went for a ride around a part of London last […]