The adventures of Yacht Flirtie

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

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...

our brief 2023 sailing season in summary

With the reservation to replace our rigging with MMH (Malta Mediterranean hub) now in the diary we had no real sailing itinerary apart from the desire to take advantage of predicted winds greater than 10 knots....

Meet the newest family member

Our new dinghy sat on the back of a truck. Mecca Marine made everything so easy for us in every aspect. We can highly recommend them

Incredibly, it has been almost 12 months to this very day since we last sailed so for our first sail of...

We've escaped and we're out sailing!

Finally, we've left the marina! Our current destination is Malta where a new dinghy awaits collection. The dinghy is the final critical job on the list after we replaced the steering cables and batteries.

The steering cable was straightforward...