Archive for April, 2016

Boaters Meeting 18th May – “Seven Generations of Sailmaking” by Chris Jeckells, of Jeckells Sails

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The Jeckell’s family business has been making sails for over 180 years.   Chris now leads the business that was started by his Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather who began making sails for his own fishing boat, and soon realised that he was a better sailmaker than he was a fisherman.  So in 1832 “Jeckells the Sailmakers” was born.

Just about everything to do with sail-making has changed through the generations; including materials, methods, designs and customers!

Jeckells has moved with the times, indeed has been at the forefront of the industry with many innovations including 3D design, laser cutting, and a 5-year guarantee on high quality cruising sails.







Boaters Meeting 20th April – Pacific Crossing

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pacific1Last year Jackie & Brian told us of their adventures in the Caribbean, including explorations “up river” and making friends with the locals.  Now we join them out the other side of the Panama Canal and making their way across the Pacific.  Think Galapagos, Polynesia, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, and lots of ocean!

That’d put a few miles in your logbook!!

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