Falken Musings

A record of our Sailing Trips around the UK South Coast and Channel

11 August 2021 | Brownsea Island
05 August 2021 | Weymouth Harbour
04 August 2021 | N of Shambles Bank
03 August 2021
02 August 2021 | Braye Harbour
01 August 2021 | Beaucette Marina
30 July 2021 | St Peter Port Guernsey
21 July 2021 | River Yelm
18 July 2021 | Polperro Harbour
14 July 2021 | Mevagissy
02 July 2021 | Bull's Porth - Isles of Scilly
01 July 2021 | St Helens Pool
29 June 2021 | Old Grimsby - Isles of Scilly
26 June 2021 | East of Wolf Rock
24 June 2021 | St Mawes
30 May 2021 | Newtown Creek
26 May 2021 | Studland Anchorage
15 May 2021 | Eastern Solent
12 September 2020 | Off Pilsey Island

Poole Harbour

11 August 2021 | Brownsea Island
Mike Neave
Sailed from Weymouth yesterday up to Poole Harbour, used a Bouy from someone we know is away on the North side of Brownsea Island. Will stay here a couple of days then probably Anchor in Studland before moving on to Lymington on Sunday.


05 August 2021 | Weymouth Harbour
Mike Neave
In to a busy weymouth, ended up in a raft of boats 5 deep as the Harbour is very busy. Weather not looking good for the next few days so we may be here for some time

Border Force

04 August 2021 | N of Shambles Bank
Mike Neave
Left Alderney at first light to cross back over the channel to Weymouth, sailed for a few hours but wind dropped just after crossing the southern shipping lane and had to motor. After entering UK waters checked in with National Yachtline to clear us in before we got to Weymouth but was then shadowed by a Borderforce Cutter for over an hour before they called us on the radio, had to answer mutiple questions on where we had been and who was on board but they seemed satisfied with the answers and wished us well and on our way. First time its happend to us so proves that Border Force are doing checks

Alderney East Coast

03 August 2021
Mike Neave
Walked arround most of the North Part of the Island, First time we have been here so very intersting with lots of History from WW2 when it was Occupied and also the Nepolionic period as well. very rugged coast line but also some lovely beaches as well

Braye Harbour Alderney

02 August 2021 | Braye Harbour
Mike Neave
First time we have actually made it to Alderney, when we have thought about it before the weather has always been against us but this time it has worked out. Sailed most of the way up from Guernsey with the Cruising Chute as wind from the west and light. Decided to take the longer route arround the E of Alderney as we wre too late to get through the Swinge at slack water although conditions probably would have been OK as wind quite light.

Picked up the last Mooring bouy in the harbour

Beaucette Guernsey

01 August 2021 | Beaucette Marina
Mike Neave
Back in Beaucette after two years, Nice sail up from St Peter Port but very quick as Tide running up the Little Russel, Approach to Beaucette always a bit Daunting as the entrance is so small through the rock but once inside all peaceful. Not many Visiting yachts due to COVID
Vessel Name: Falken
Vessel Make/Model: Najad 380
Hailing Port: Portsmouth
Crew: Mike Carol & James
Extra: Falken is a Najad 380, she is our 5th Boat and Replaces Gannet our Moody 35 that we had from October 2014. We Purchased Falken in October 2018 in Denmark We are Solent based and Sail along the south coast and the Channel
Falken's Photos - Main
Pictures from 2019 Cruise to Channel Islands North Brittany and West Country
No Photos
Created 7 July 2019
Pictures of our Najad 380 Falken
7 Photos
Created 8 May 2019
Our Summer 2018 Cruise to the West Country
5 Photos
Created 3 August 2018
Pictures of Gannet our Moody 35 CC
6 Photos
Created 14 June 2015
Our Moody 31 "Blue Moon"
3 Photos
Created 7 August 2011
Our old boats synergy a MGC 27 and cheep cheep a Jidzo 19
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Created 22 July 2011