Our Favourite Sailing Podcasts


Whether we’re planning a new adventure, looking for an engaging way to spend our time during a night watch, or need to escape to distant shores through our minds, we love to listen to sailing podcasts. Here are some of our favourite sailing shows. Boat Radio The podcasts by Boat Radio are excellent and the fact

Crossing The English Channel On A Sailboat


Log – 15th to 16th June 2017 After spending three weeks in the Isles of Scilly we were itching to move on. Unfortunately, once our tiller pilot was installed and tested, the conditions weren’t ideal for our crossing. First, the waves were too big at 4 meters high, then the winds too low. We waited

Sailing The Isles of Scilly – A Baptism Of Fire


Log 25 May to 11 June, 2017 Our time in the Isles of Scilly was, if nothing else, eventful. A mayday call, rummaging through garbage with the police, unseasonal storms, an encounter with a basking shark, and some jaw dropping beaches. Shortly after our passage to the Scillies, when Elena succumbed to seasickness and Ryan

Bioluminescence On The Helford River


Log – 21st May to 24th May 2017 Over the past week we had various visitors on Kittiwake. First, my parents (Elena’s) came all  the way from Italy to check out our boat and make sure we could, in fact, sail. They stayed for four days and spoiled us with presents and meals out. In return,

All Hell Breaks Loose


Log – 6 May to 12 May, 2017 After the first stormy, sleepless night on Kittiwake, we were ready for a hearty meal and a good rest. But the weather gods had different plans. Rather than dying down, the winds built. And built. By evening, the weather station at the nearby Navy base, Cudrose, was