KeepTurningLeft Season 7 part 10 sailing the length of the Solent

Christchurch Harbour to Chichester Harbour - a one day sail along the length of the mighty Solent




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My address is Genoa Lodge, Deben Lane, Waldringfield, Suffolk IP12 4QN

Each of these films takes about three weeks to edit. I have 12 more films in the can before I run out of material. These films will cover the West Coast of Shetland including Scalloway, the rough nightime crossing of the Pentland Firth,down to Loch Eribol, around Cape Wrath which was a pussycat that day, down the North Minch to the Summer Isles, to the amazing Handa,Loch Drambuie, Salen, Tobermory, the sound of Mull, CorryVrekan, Craobh, through the Crinan canal and the Clyde to Glasgow - and a few more places along the way.

If I am to re-boot the series with a boat that can keep me, the camera gear and my clothes dry and warm I need to average £2K per film - or about a third of the money that the bikini sailors earn per Week. Thanks for considering helping that happen



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This is about Centaur Project, Dylan Winter's Blog, KTL 7 The Solent By Centaur.

11 Responses to “KeepTurningLeft Season 7 part 10 sailing the length of the Solent”

  1. 3 March, 2015 at 12:52 pmJohn B says:

    Hi Dylan, just sent another fiver. Good value. If there was an option to pay a tenner, I would have done so.
    John Booth

  2. 3 March, 2015 at 1:14 pmdylan winter says:

    cheers J

    my advice is that it is best to spread the donations and apply them to films you like – if you leave a comment then I know what you liked and will put more in.


  3. 3 March, 2015 at 4:56 pmGlenn Webster says:

    Hi Dylan
    Enjoyed this one but lately I’ve noticed that I am getting problems with it cutting out or stopping and jumping back to the beginning!

  4. 3 March, 2015 at 5:09 pmGlenn Webster says:

    In this film I like the way you used the Solent to your advantage when working against the tides, have sailed this area many times there are some wicked tides to cope with. I found the tidal atlas by Reece-Fuchs very useful in these situations.

  5. 3 March, 2015 at 5:27 pmdylan winter says:

    how are you watching it Glenn

    as a download or as a stream


  6. 3 March, 2015 at 5:43 pmdylan winter says:

    I made a complete horlicks of it

  7. 3 March, 2015 at 6:23 pmGlenn Webster says:

    Use Reece-Fuchs book mate, it does work and it’s so easy to use!
    Other point – downloads

  8. 26 November, 2015 at 7:52 pmDavid Carrington says:

    your Blog should be made into a TV series and has given me many hours of pleasure.

    PS I own the Westerly Centaur Tamahine in your photo of the sunrise in Christchurch harbour.

    The Centaur is a fantastic yacht.

    I look forward to more episodes of KTL and would like to make a donation.

  9. 26 November, 2015 at 8:26 pmdylan winter says:

    it is a fantastic yacht – in much the same way the mark 2 landrover was a fantastic vehicle

    I like making the progs this way – I make them for my fellow sailors – pointing the camera at the same stuff mainly old sailors would like to look at.

    TV would turn it into a race against time bollix

    I am lucky in that the MOBs are prepared to pay to encourage me to keep on making the slow films…. to keep on turning left

    I am having a great time


  10. 26 November, 2015 at 8:55 pmDavid Carrington says:


    One last question.

    Did you buy Lilly-M?


  11. 26 November, 2015 at 10:06 pmdylan winter says:

    I bought her with the hard earned cash of MOBs


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