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I've spent time bobbing about in the Solent, racing yachts and Etchells in Auckland and more recently offshore on Brighton Belle from Brighton to Lisbon.  An excellent couple of weeks cruising.

The initial attraction to Brighton Belle Sailing Club is the Brighton Belle herself, an excellent yacht that is well cared for and sails beautifully.  After a few cruises aboard and other non-sailing events the real appeal reveals itself: to spend time doing what we enjoy with other like-minded people.

Channel Islands Cruise


The main challenge and attraction of sailing in the Channel Islands is the large tidal range and strong tidal currents. Get the calculations wrong and either shoot past the desired destination or not be able to make enough progress to get there at all! As it turned out the tides worked in our favour pretty much all week with no outrageously early s...
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Mallaig to Oban

Pascal, Geoff, Stuart, Laura, Mike & Matt.

An awful lot had been promised about sailing around the west coast of Scotland by our skipper Stuart. I can happily report that there was no exaggeration. We had decent wind, various forms of weather and fantastic anchorage opportunities all week long. Skippered by Stuart with his motley crew - Matt, Mike, Pascal, Geoff & Laura - we had a fanta...
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Brighton to Lisbon


Hello, I'm Matt. I'm a prospective and hopefully soon to be new member. I thought I would check out the Brighton Belle with a weekend cruise. As it turned out, our dairies only matched up for the Brighton to Lisbon delivery cruise, a little bit more sailing than I envisaged but it sounded like a fantastic opportunity for an adventure and to get to ...
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