Grey Dove - Adventures in a Heavenly Twins Catamaran

An occasional lighthearted (mostly!) look at life sailing a small catamaran away from home.

28 September 2020 | Rive Almond
27 September 2020 | Cramond SC Jetty
27 September 2020 | Cramond
11 July 2020 | Newhaven Fish Jetty
11 July 2020 | Firth of Forth
07 July 2020 | Burntisland Sailing Club pontoons
18 August 2017
18 August 2017
17 August 2017 | Amble
16 August 2017 | Hartlepool
16 August 2017 | Northumberland Coast
16 August 2017 | RN museum, Hartlepool
16 August 2017 | Hartlepool
15 August 2017 | Redcar, Yorkshire
14 August 2017 | Whitby
14 August 2017 | Whitby approaches
13 August 2017 | Humber Approaches
12 August 2017 | Wells
12 August 2017 | Wells

A Cutting Problem

28 September 2020 | Rive Almond
David Holdsworth | Wall to Wall sunshine
Whilst jiggling about to get alongside in Cramond we sucked up the unmarked loose end of an old tripping line which, of course, wrapped itself tightly round our port shaft, despite the recently sharpened cutting discs. Thanks to Martin Blankenstein who got his sleeves wet cutting us free. His dexterity with a sharp knife helps explain why he is BSC's treasurer! We had to return to Granton on one shaft but the breeze was free enough for us to have a great sail home.

Alongside a tight place

27 September 2020 | Cramond SC Jetty
David Holdsworth | Wall to Wall sunshine
Cramond SC were very generous with their hospitality, laying on tea, biscuits and sandwiches for their visitors despite the Covid constraints. Thanks guys and gals. The Gap between a moorings trot and the wall was very tight so R&R stayed out in the middle. To our delight Jeanette and I met up with CSC's bar convener, Mike Haynes, who was the shipwright in HMS Gurkha with me (and a good friend)when J and I got married back in 1974..
Vessel Name: Grey Dove
Vessel Make/Model: Modified Heavenly Twins 26
Hailing Port: Kinghorn
Crew: David Holdsworth BEM. Jessie Cameron Hunter Holdsworth (aka Jeanette)
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Greydove is a mk3/4 Heavenly Twins highly modified with straight stems and a high aspect ratio fully battened modern catamaran rig with an 11 metre mast. She goes! (for an old girl anyway). Sailing around the West Coast and Western Isles of Scotland with a scuba diving skipper we have visited many [...]
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