Running On Two

After much stripping and rebuilding of various parts of the engine over a few days we are now running on two cylinders again, the culprit turned out to be a pin in the injector pump that had not been knocked into its groove and was allowing part of the piston…. Read More…

Spurn to Grimsby

We spent an interesting night anchored at Spurn Point, the motion ranged from almost still to rolling so much we had to hold on if we moved anywhere, the current and wind were causing this by fighting each other for control of Martha, we were moved from head…. Read More…

Filey to Spurn Point

We left Filey at 5am this morning in order to make it around Flamborough Head and later Spurn Point with the current going with us, unfortunately we completely lost the wind for about three hours and were forced to motor for a while in order to reach Spurn before the turn…. Read More…

An Early Start From Filey

We had a change of plan after hearing the shipping forecast and looking at the GRIB sheets earlier today, they both said 5-6bft climbing to 7bft later for a while so rather than trying to get around Flamborough Head with a strong wind against tide we're staying…. Read More…

Runswick to Filey

Had a great run from Runswick today in a steady 16kts gusting to 23kts making a steady 6 to 7kts through the water under single reefed main and headsail. We set off from Runswick under sail at 11am and were soon out of the bay and making over 6kts on a broad…. Read More…

Start/Finish Markers

The small catamarans were out racing today and were using us as one side of their start/finish mark, it looks like great fun but I don't think we'd be very competitive in Martha…. Read More…

Seaham to Runswick Bay

We've been waiting in Seaham for a better wind direction to get to Runswick Bay and finally got the slight change we've been waiting for, it's been blowing straight from where we want to go until today but has swung around enough for us to almost make our…. Read More…