Social Evening – Wednesday 15 March 2023 – Mark Ashley Miller

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Harbour Master Sailing Challenge – a slow circumnavigation of the British Isles attempting to visit every harbour with a Harbour Master. 

7.30 Wed 15 March, Bromsgrove Rugby Club B60 3DH
Members: Free; Visitors £5 (Cash only)

Mark arriving Tower Bridge Oct 21

Setting out from Dartmouth in March 2019 in his 34ft sailing ketch Good Dog, Mark is attempting to visit every Harbour Master in the UK and Ireland. So far, he has sailed 6,500 nautical miles around GB, visited 250 harbours and interviewed 210 Harbour Masters.  He has met them in harbours ranging from tiny fishing villages to the largest container ports and everything between.  His challenge is in support of The Seafarers’ Charity for which he has raised nearly £20,000.   After Ireland in 2023 he plans to write a book about his adventure.

In this talk, he will describe some of his favourite stops, the work of some interesting HMs and highlight some of the places you might not have thought of visiting.  Please do visit to see photos and stories about every harbour and if you enjoy the talk, please feel free to help him reach his target!



In support of    The Seafarers Charity  and Lillington Church

Boat:  Nauticat 331 – Good Dog – Length 10.4m – Draft 1.65m – Beam 3.4m – Stb Side To preference


Charity Giving Page:


Map of Harbour Masters visited so far:

Map of  passage so far:

Good Dog Sailing Blyth High Res

Photo Competition 2022 Gallery

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Photo Competition 2022 Winners

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On 14 December we held our annual photo competition.  The rules were simple:

“You can enter up to 4 photos, on any boating related subject, taken over the past year. There are no categories, so it can be selfies or sunsets, wildlife or party life,  postcard or artistic, and sails of any plan, set or state, ideally attached to a boat.  Scoring is democratic, all who turn up get to vote, and you can score based on  anything you like, artistic merit, humour, skill, or simply whether you are in the picture! We will vote on the photos without knowing who took them.”

12 members submitted 46 photos in total.

The honours went to:
First (Again!): Alan Gilmour- Scotch Mist

31 Alan Gilmour - Scotch Mist

Second: Charles Hessey -Cross Channel Racing 2

28 Charles Hessey - Cross Channel Racing 2 Comp

Third: Simon Holloway – Morning in Astakos

42 Simon Holloway - Morning in Astakos Comp





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