It was a typical Treaddur Bay day last Monday when we woke up.  The weather was fair and the wind was up, but not excessively so.  However, the sea state was such that the OOD raised the chequered flag to the top of the flagstaff to indicate that the two re-scheduled races for the day from […]

I slept well last Thursday night after spending a pleasant evening with my son Sam, and two of our good friends and neighbours, Andy and Bunta, here in Trearddur Bay. The evening was organised at short notice – the good ones usually are – and involved rustling up a respectable meal from what was in the […]

As I sit here on the 17:10 Virgin train from London Euston to Holyhead (affectionately known as “The Vodka Express”), having dealt with the last entrails of my working week, I have time (well 3 hours 49 minutes to be precise) to reflect on the sailing achievements of last weekend to see what can be […]

So, when I was in the office earlier this week, a comment was made to me about the fact that I seem to be talking more about cycling than either wine or sailing. It seems only appropriate, therefore, that I redress this apparent imbalance. Next week sees the start of the sailing season in Trearddur […]

There’s a lot to be said for setting the alarm clock early and getting out on your bike before the masses of commuters get up and saturate the roads, tubes and buses. This is especially the case at this time of year when the weather is as nice as it has been in recent weeks. […]

So, despite the pressures of work in London last week, I managed to keep Friday clear and instead of going into work, I headed off to Trearddur Bay in Anglesey for an extended weekend, with a very clear purpose.  That purpose was to launch Sanderling well in advance of the racing season at Trearddur Bay Sailing Club, […]

It was slightly grey when I left Notting Hill to cycle over to the start of the BHF London to Brighton cycle ride at Clapham Common yesterday morning for my scheduled start time of 9am. All went smoothly with the travel over and I arrived in good time. The start of the ride was straightforward, […]