After a week’s intensive practical around the Greek Islands under guidance and expertise of Peter Newman we all just passed our Day Skipper (non tidal) course so we can skipper a yacht in the Mediterranean, Lakes and the Caribbean. It was a steep learning curve for us (particularly the sailing elements)  so it was a great relief to find we had all passed.

It was also the first time for a while when me and my sons Daniel & Jack had spent any real time together (Daniel lives in Norway and Jack lives in London) so it was very nice to have to work as a team (and I think they enjoyed being skippers with me as the bilge rat for a day).