Boaters Meeting – Wednesday 15th February 2017 – “Confessions of a Cruising Correspondent”, Dick Durham of Yachting Monthly

Dick Durham writes a regular column in Yachting Monthly, ruminating upon the trials and tribulations of yacht cruising, and yacht cruisers.

He learnt to sail in dinghies before leaving home aged 18 to be mate on the Thames sailing barge Cambria, the last vessel in Britain and northern Europe to carry cargo under sail alone.  He worked on schooners and a 55ft brigantine before taking up yacht cruising for pleasure.

Dick spent 20 years as a journalist on Fleet Street and with CNN before joining Yachting Monthly in 1985, since when he’s sailed aboard all manner of boats in all sorts of places.

He loves sailing, but his latest podcast reveals his fear and loathing of engines!













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