The adventures of Yacht Flirtie

"Hi, we are sailing yacht Flirtie's crew, Bruce and Caroline. Welcome to our blog.

Manoel Island Yacht Yard - Boatyard life

Flirtie in the 75 ton travel hoist carefully being moved. At first glance, the 2.5 year old International Micron 99 antifouling has performed really well by continuously wearing - as stated on the can! This year we've applied three coats of International...

Why do we want feathering propellers?

Below is a short video clip. We think you'll agree that the noise is pretty tiresome. We hope that by fitting feathering propellers it will make a world of difference!

Sicily, Marina di Ragusa to Malta, Manoel Island Yacht Yard

Two chilly crew members on route to Malta

An early start to this season as we depart Marina di Ragusa to head for Malta where Flirtie is to be lifted for approximately one month to enable us to perform the usual boat maintenance. This...

Merry Christmas | Vrolijk Kerstfeest | Joyeux Noël | Feliz Navidad | Feliz Natal | Buon Natale

Wishing all our family, friends and followers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

"Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance—a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved."...

Flirtie has shiny new standing rigging!

labelling up the old rigging

Finally Flirtie has new standing rigging (the wires that hold the mast up). The general guidance from insurance companies is to replace standing rigging every 10 years or 40,000 nautical miles, whichever...