meanwhile at the other end of the spectrum from the Hard Bastards

This pulled into the berth a knights move away from me

It is a very tight space

getting it in there was done and accomplished in a calm and disciplined manner

well done that man

bow thruster on the 37 foot scoop sterned big wheeled Bav 37 of course - so purists would say he was cheating

lots of stickers on the boat

not sure what to make of it

here is the blog


S2130004 cystic


here is the voyage



and here are the stickers


S2130006 cystic S2130013 fibrosis boat S2130012 sponsor


S2130008 keepturnuinglkeft


S2130009 sponsor



S2130011 sponsor


S2130007 cystic


Nice boat - nice people - nice gear

as soon as the lines were secured to the dock they were summoning taxis to take them to Oban airport for flights back south

the boat is staying here until the next part of their two year whistle stop tour  around the UK

makes me feel as though I am rather cluttering the place up

must learn to raise my game on the sticker front

if you look carefully you can see the Jeckells Logo showing on my Genoa


anyone got any suggestions for  a KTL mission statement

I like Dunstaffnage - partly because  Lily M is only the second shittest boat in the marina

At Ardfern and Croabh Haven she was the worst by a   country mile

But I really like her

she suits me and my kind of sailing


as an oold bloke in a shit boat once said

"better to be sailing the boat you have now than dreaming about the boat you think you need"

S2120014 lily M





This is about Dylan Winter's Blog.

17 Responses to “meanwhile at the other end of the spectrum from the Hard Bastards”

  1. 20 June, 2016 at 12:20 pmpeter steen says:

    It’s great to be happy with a slightly shitty boat. In my experience, there is something comforting in (at least thinking that you are) owning a shitty boat: it hurts less if something happens to it. And shit happens if you are using a boat for what it’s made for. Like you said; it suits your kind of sailing.
    Great stories and wonderful snaps. I’ve hit the Paypal button for some more support.

  2. 20 June, 2016 at 12:35 pmjES says:

    Planning to finish this year then?
    On those Wayfarer tents how are they attached around the gunwale? Hooks?

  3. 20 June, 2016 at 12:59 pmSteve says:

    You and a Centaur are just meant to be…

    PS. Hard bastards? Wally’s more like… nice warm B&B for not much squids, and cooked brekkie to boot… no brainer… ;o))

  4. 20 June, 2016 at 1:32 pmWarren says:

    They gave you a mention in their blog too.
    No photos though

  5. 20 June, 2016 at 1:55 pmdylan winter says:

    oh no – lots of sailing to do – going back on Sunday and then planning on some hard core sailing with my friend Jon this autumnn – sail all day and only stop when it rains

  6. 20 June, 2016 at 1:59 pmdylan winter says:

    I am full of admiration for them

    the Centaur is fine for my sort of sailing – and the price is right

  7. 20 June, 2016 at 2:10 pmdylan winter says:

    that is true – I never really worry when the rubbing strip scrapes against a harbour wall or if the deck gets one more ding

  8. 20 June, 2016 at 7:43 pmJJ says:

    “Keep Turning Left” IS a mission statement.

  9. 20 June, 2016 at 8:36 pmdylan winter says:

    excellent point


    PS – thanks for your repeating tap JJ – the paypal thing won;t let me send you a thank you

  10. 20 June, 2016 at 9:56 pmjon sutton says:

    call me an old pedant, but you’ve been turning right quite a bit lately :-))

  11. 20 June, 2016 at 10:07 pmdylan winter says:

    Dear Old Pedant

    I agree…. the narrative is getting a bit complicated

    however, needs must, and I am doing a lot of sailing


  12. 22 June, 2016 at 9:24 amPaul Thompson says:

    So now it’s “Keep Turning (mostly) Left”

  13. 22 June, 2016 at 9:49 amdylan winter says:

    that is true

    the progressive one port at a time left turns have gone a bit haywire

    the films are still in pretty sensible order – and that will be the real record of the trip

    the website is structured as a blog with narratives just as things happen

    I sincerely apologise for the confusion.

    Things are going to get worse when I start making the films about the summer Jill and I spent in the Moray Firth and the Firth of Forth which will be picking up all the places I missed as we swept past in Harmony on the way to Shetland.

  14. 23 June, 2016 at 12:43 pmTed B. (Charging Rhino) says:

    I fully understand Dylan’s unspoken mission-statement; exploring Britain’s under-explored byways in an orderly fashion — and at a leisurely-pace to imbibe the essence of a place.

    I just don’t ‘get’ how sailing around with a logo in your hull for ‘charity’ attracts attention to a otherwise-worthy cause. Neither this case, or Rauch’s sailing for Alzheimer’s
    ( ) or a nuber of sail, biking expedition or distance-runs. It all seems rather narcissistic, somewhat self-serving, and a touch of self-mortification…if you will excuse the word.

    Dylan and Jill’s journeys demonstrate and share the Joy in Life to be savored. Hooray hooray!!
    **/ steps-off wobbly soap-box.**

  15. 23 June, 2016 at 6:59 pmDave Barker says:

    Know what you mean Ted. But it seems to be a fact of life that a lot of charity fund-raising is done by people who have the time and money to do it. I guess we shouldn’t knock ’em too hard, it all goes to a good cause in the end (unless they’re crooks) even if it enables the fund-raiser to pursue his or her favourite hobby at other people’s expense! Some of them probably get a kick out of being seen to be more virtuous than the rest of us but people who need that sort of ego-boost don’t bother me much.
    There’s a good plain old honesty about the way Dylan sponsors his travels though.

  16. 26 June, 2016 at 7:44 amJulie Barker says:

    I was on one of those Wayfarers (see Wayfarer-Sailing and Kate Mellor you tube channels) and in answer to your question there is a bridle just under the rubbing strip and our tent has Velcro straps that loop around this. It’s quick and easy to erect the tent – about 5mins max.

  17. 14 July, 2016 at 10:06 pmMark Law says:

    i have a “support the RNLI” sticker on my car, I hope don’t come across narcissistic but I’am probably hypocritical, the only money I have donated was when I brought the sticker!

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