Musing’s

A Grand Day Out (More…)

The Sandy Lane Charitable Trust raises millions of dollars each year to help support needy children in Barbados. It does a fabulous job. This year Comedian Russ Abbot was at his disarming best as he set about extracting as much as money as possible from the great...

Happy Birthday Concise 10 (More…)

Taking line honours in last Friday’s Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Cowes / St Malo Race, represented a milestone for Concise 10 (our MOD 70) both literally and figuratively.  It marked exactly one year since the French sailors stepped off Concise 10 into their chase boat...

Concise 2 - Hedkandi
Round Ireland with Team concise (More…)

Hot foot from successes in America – a podium place at The Atlantic Cup – and a weekend of coaching during the Dubarry Women’s Open Keelboat Championships in the Solent, Libby Greenhalgh is  now heading to the Irish Sea.   Wearing Magenta Project “colours” she will be...

It’s Party Time (More…)

  There is nothing like a good party and bit of dancing.  By the way, they call them “fetes” in the West Indies. Going back to the 60’s I remember rum soaked nights at the Grenada Beach Hotel on Grand Anse Beach.  Well sort of remember!  There...

Jack Francis (Team Member), Graham Squire (House Chef), Gennaro Effuso (House Manager), Ned Collier Wakefield (Captain)
Warm As Toast (More…)

The Lickfold Inn, West Sussex's Sunday Times "Top 100 Restaurant" is probably best known for fine dining. It's certainly the place to go for a "special occasion", like an anniversary. However, it also just happens to be the regular haunt of Team Concise, the highly...

What you see is what you get! (More…)

I had to go to China with my team a few years back. I was building Concise 8 there at the time. I crossed by ferry from Hong Kong to Zhuhai on the “mainland”. It was like going back decades, all a bit scruffy and...

Energy Makes Energy (More…)

I certainly wasn’t blessed with lots of energy!Give Ned, Concise 10’s Skipper, a bowl of pasta and a glass of wine for lunch and it’s reason for a 50-mile bike ride. I’m more likely to have a siesta. I was told it was because I am...

Worth His Weight in Rum (More…)

Ned Collier Wakefield the young captain of Concise 10 / Ms. Barbados picked up his weight in rum as his prize for winning the Grand Prix Multi Hull event and smashing the all time course record in this weeks Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race. With...

Job Done (More…)

I never tell my crew how to sail. Even the Rookies know more than me!  There’s none of this, “ motivational speech stuff” either. The guys’ are normally fired up before a race as it is. And when you are sailing a high performance MOD...

If you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen? (More…)

Our race crew arrived compliments of Virgin Atlantic, our preferred carrier. They let us bring surfboards, kites, and all sorts of sports kit for free. Fantastic! Last person to check in was Jackson Boutel. It was by coincidence his 25th birthday. I had the privilege off...