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  • Topsail Adventures Ltd - What's New?
    to population ratio and which plays host to both YOGaff and the wonderful St Georges Trophy Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival YOGaff is pretty well known but what about the St Georges Trophy Weekend It s the setting for some of the nicest photos in our library but what s the history of the event what makes it such fun to attend and will the sun shine on this year s outing Read on to find out more Read more Scilly Sailing Fabulous or Fearsome White sandy beaches and gently waving palm trees all set against a rolling ocean Are we cruising around the Med holidaying in the Canaries or cast away on a Caribbean island No we re much closer to home in the wonderful Isles of Scilly Loved and feared in almost equal measure by sailors throughout history what makes the islands such a wonderful sailing destination Read on to find out more Read more Season s greetings from Pilot Cutter Amelie Rose and everyone at Topsail Adventures It s been an incredible year of fun and adventure aboard Amelie Rose with many new friends joining our happy family and the welcome return of many old hands On the mainland the summer was apparently awful and we ve seen our share of interesting conditions this year but fading suntans remind us that there were many lovely days too Through it all Amelie Rose has performed brilliantly keeping her crews safe and comfortable as we ve adventured far and wide enjoying awesome events intriguing new destinations and some of the best sailing we ve encountered to date Along the way we visited the astounding Brest and Douarnenez Festivals broken speed records and Amelie Rose even found the time to become a TV Star as last years exploits with the Hungry

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  • Topsail Adventures Ltd - What's New?
    Vouchers are available in any denomination and can be dispatched as PDF s via email for you to print at home so they re the perfect last minute gift too To order just fill in our on line Gift Voucher order form or send us an email to This e mail address is being protected from spam bots you need JavaScript enabled to view it letting us know the name of the lucky recipient and how much you d like to give We ll do the rest Happy Holidays for Pilot Cutter Amelie Rose With the season over it s time for a bit of rest and recuperation and to kick back and relax We re sure that that s what most folks think anyway In our dreams It turns out that there s a seemingly endless list of jobs and things to do and the off season is often a busier time for us than the summer This year is especially packed as we ve decided that after four years of faithful service Amelie Rose deserves a proper sprucing up With an exciting season planned for next year there s also lots to achieve off the water so there ll be no rest for us over the next few months Click Read more to find out about what we re up to Read more Amelie Rose at the Southampton Boat Show Fancy meeting up with Skipper Nick and the rest of the Topsail Adventures gang Want to have a look around Amelie Rose for yourself Fancy a free glass of wine Want to win a weekend sailing on Amelie Rose Well you can As long as you can make it to the fabulous Southampton Boat Show from Thursday 20th September to Sunday 23rd September that is Amelie Rose will be alongside in marina berth M534 for the last four days of the show and Nick and the team will be there ready to show you around and to answer any questions that you might have There s going to be lots of Show Special Offers and we ll be running a fantastic Prize Draw too with prizes including Amelie Rose merchandise and the chance to come sailing for a weekend completely free So please do come along and join in the fun Read more New Traditional Boat Skills Course Looking around at the Classic and Traditional Boating press and talking to friends in the Old Gaffers Association it seems that interest in traditional rigs has never been greater The boat building colleges seem to be doing a roaring trade turning out new apprentice boat builders and new boats of every size are being commissioned or rebuilt It seems to us however that there is something missing from this picture There s nowhere to go to get training in how to sail these wonderful old boats RYA Courses are excellent ways to pick up core sailing skills but it really isn t possible to cover the detail of an RYA

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  • Topsail Adventures Ltd - What's New?
    September and you ll be able to get on board have good look around her and even chat with Skipper Nick and the rest of the Topsail Adventures crew There may even be the chance for you to come for a little sail while we re there There are lots of other activities to take part in at this the best of the boat shows and we re really looking forward to meeting you all and introducing you to our favourite girl Tickets will be available from the show s website and we ll keep you informed of all the news and some potentially very special offers as the dates approach Amelie Rose at the St Georges Trophy 2012 April 2012 had proved to be pretty typical from the weather point of view and the 2012 running of the St Georges Trophy in Yarmouth was to offer us the microcosm of the mad month s meterology Amelie Rose was joined by her first tranche of guests for the weekend early on Friday Julie Frank and Elaine were treated to a lovely sail across to the Solent With a sunny Southwesterly F4 5 pushing her onwards Amelie Rose surged across the bay seemingly keen to meet up with the other Pilot Cutters congregating in the Western Solent Read more 2012 Amelie Rose s Season so far Wow What a packed year it s been already and we re barely into the second month of sailing Amelie Rose has been out and about busy renewing old aquaintances and making new friends as we ve sailed around the Solent and made a couple of attempted forays along the coast to Weymouth We ve had every kind of weather too from gales to Summer breezes often in the same weekend Read on to find

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  • Topsail Adventures Ltd - What's New?
    that bookings are rolling in and although we re only just over half way through February we re about to be posting the first few trip full signs so if you re planning on coming sailing with us this Summer it s time to get browsing and booking Don t forget that our Fabulous Friends discount is there to make sailing with friends great value as well as fun and there s still the last few days of our Book Now Pay Nothing til Leap years day offer to tide you over until the Feb pay check comes in With places booking up we re also doing a bit of a schedule shuffle to help make space for more of you lovely people to enjoy the Amelie Rose experience this year Check out all of this news by clicking on the Read More link Read more Amelie Rose and the Hungry Sailors They think it s all over It is now Well that s that then 60 days for filming gone in just 4 weeks Did you watch it We d love to know what you think Email us at This e mail address is being protected from spam bots you need JavaScript enabled to view it or use our enquiries form to tell us what you think were the highs and lows of the show If you don t want it all to end here then you can read Nick s Behind the Scenes on Amelie Rose Blog The whole story is available in our features section here If you enjoy this then make sure you sign up for our Newsletter and follow us on Twitter and Facebook because we may have some great news coming up about a possible book deal If none of this going to be quite enough to fill the void then how about a chance to meet Amelie Rose in person We re working on a couple of ideas to give you a chance to meet up with Skipper Nick the crew and some of the food producers for an Amelie Rose Open Day We re also looking to put on a very special Amelie Rose Hungry Sailors Cruise later on this year where you ll be able to visit some of the places we filmed and even take part in some of Dick James activities Places on these events will be limited and offered first to our Hungry Sailors Friends so if you like the sound of them Register Here Now to make sure that you don t miss out Amelie Rose and The Hungry Sailors The Real Story Over the next few Sundays ITV1 are going to be re running The Hungry Sailors Starting on Sunday 6th May at 16 10 the programme stars Dick James Strawbridge and our very own Amelie Rose with occasional walk on parts played by skipper Nick and crew mate Steve on a cruise along the South coast But what was it like to be involved Along

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  • Topsail Adventures Ltd - What's New?
    full colour on premium glossy 235g sqm card these calendars make fine gifts for friends and family and will look great hanging on your kitchen or office wall too It couldn t be easier to get hold of a copy Click the Read More below and follow the instructions at the bottom email Nick or if you Like Amelie Rose s Facebook page you can get 50p off by purchasing from her Facebook shop Read more Pilot Cutter Amelie Rose Sailing Gift Vouchers However you approach your Christmas shopping fighting your way through busy high streets getting lost in vast out of town shopping centres or our favourite firing up your internet browser there s no escaping the Christmas present shopping list and it can be especially hard to find a special gift for the sailor in your family What better gift for the sailing enthusiast than an adventure aboard the Amelie Rose On deck she s indistinguishable from a ship of Nelson s era but actually she s been custom built for charter She s a replica of an Isles of Scilly Pilot Cutter from the 1850 s boats that were reknowned for their speed and seaworthiness Sleeping up to 8 guests and crewed by a Master and Mate just like the old days Amelie Rose heads out from her home base in Poole Harbour on Adventures to the Isles of Scilly Channel Islands Brittany and closer to home along the Jurassic Coast to the West Country and Solent Read more Amelie Rose Snuggles up for the Winter With big Winter storms on the way and our season at an end it s time for Amelie Rose to move to her Winter Berth at Poole Town Quay But it s not a time for resting up There s maintenance to be planned and completed marketing for next year to get underway and with a busy season scheduled in 2012 including our longest adventure yet to the Brest and Douarnenez Festivals there s lots of work to be done at the home chart table too And then of course there s Christmas presents to be found and bought and a ton of cards to be written Read more Amelie Rose and the Hungry Sailors to hit our screens in January News has just arrived from ITV that The Hungry Sailors is scheduled to kick off on Monday 16th January 2012 at 1600 on ITV1 The programme will go out every weekday for four weeks that s 60 days of filming gone in just 20 hours You can see a preview of the show here on the ITV Studios website It looks like the fun we had filming the series comes across well so it should be an amusing watch and there ll be plenty of our favourite girl in every episode Want to read more about the series Check out our Hungry Sailors News Story Pilot Cutter Amelie Rose Launches 2012 Schedule With just three trips to go before we

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  • Topsail Adventures Ltd - What's New?
    Masterchef finalist Dick Strawbridge his son James Skipper Nick and First Mate Steve on a cruise along the South Coast aboard our very own Amelie Rose Starting in Fowey and finishing in the heart of London the crew have visited almost every port in between At each stop Dick and James have been heading ashore to work with interesting food producers design ingenious contraptions and find great food to cook aboard for the folks that they ve met Read more Amelie Rose brings London to a standstill twice At precisely 1400 on Monday 29th August there was a traffic jam in the vicinity of the Mayors office on the South Bank and the Tower of London to the North This was caused as it is on a moderately regular basis by Tower Bridge opening to let a boat into London Pool But this wasn t some over sized gin palace or cruise liner coming to moor alongside HMS Belfast nor even a Thames Barge carrying guests on a cruise up the Thames nope not that This was to let Amelie Rose through into the heart of London as we shot the finishing sequences to the first series of ITV s new series Hungry Sailors Read more Amelie Rose Eaten by TV Stars Not a headline that you ll see every day eh On the final leg of our Hungry Sailors odyssey we were lucky enough to meet up with Annabelle and Rob of the fabulous Confection Perfection Our Hungry Sailing chums Dick and James Strawbridge had been filming with them making some little models of themselves This gave the cake obssessed duo the idea of building an Amelie Rose cake for them to sit on the models not the actual Strawbridges Read more Shanty the Seadog Swarms Aboard Say a big hello to Amelie Rose s newest recruit Shanty or Rysalka Ships Shanty to call her by her full name Shanty is a Portuguese Water Dog a reknowned breed of sea dogs who were bred to work aboard fishing boats on the Atlantic coast They re working dogs who earned their keep by retrieving lost nets carrying messages between boats catching fish and standing guard whilst the boat was ashore They are excellent swimmers and can even dive to depths of 4 5m In their working life they were treated as a full member of the crew expected to work hard and paid handsomely with a portion of the catch Porties as they re known are extremely intelligent happy friendly full of energy and love to be with people They re also strong willed and easily bored if not given tasks to exercise mind and body Read more Magical St Mawes Amelie Rose and the Pilot Cutter Fleet Squeezed in between two bouts of Hungry Sailors filming Amelie Rose headed to St Mawes to take part in the 5th Annual Pilot Cutter Regatta there Joined by Philip Swatman and his crew we had to push hard to get down there

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    glad when we were able to get off the breeze and get her sailing properly After a hour or so of filming we headed back into Poole town quay to celebrate the wrap on our first day s shoot oblivious to what we d find in the morning light Read more Pilot Cutter Amelie Rose Scores a Podium at the St Georges Cup We re just back from the fabulous St Georges Cup Pilot Cutter Regatta at Yarmouth IOW and what a weekend it was Six cutters made it to this pretty little fishing harbour tucked inside the Western Solent for a weekend of stunning sunshine cool beer and highly variable wind Solent stalwarts Annabel J Polly Agatha and Morwenna were joined by Amelie Rose new girl Merlin and a rebuilt original Bristol Cutter Alpha sailed brilliantly single handed by her skipper Wilhelm Racing was tight with most of the boats having a sniff at the lead in at least one of the races but in the end Annabel J managed to sneak the trophy by just a 1 4 point from Amelie Rose Read more Amelie Rose TV Star She s always been a star in our eyes but now it seems that the nice telly peeps have come to agree with us After a rather bizarre afternoon when we received not one but two phone calls from TV production companies within about 6 hours of each other Amelie Rose is due to put in an appearence on two different TV shows We can t reveal all yet but one will be a local show down in the South Coast area and the other is a full blown 20 part national TV programme where Amelie Rose will have a major part to play in every episode Read more RYA

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    of Arctic conditions it s lovely to warm ourselves with memories of the fantastic Summer we had sailing on Amelie Rose It s also a good opportunity to look forward to Christmas the New Year and to a great season of adventures that we have planned in 2011 It s traditional at this time of year to perform some kind of review and we re never ones to fly in the face of tradition so let s have look at what stood out for us in 2010 We ve had a smashing year a packed itinerary lots of sunshine sailing and so many new friends welcomed aboard to enjoy the Amelie Rose experience Sven and Helge from Norway take the title of Furthest Travelled and enjoyed some wonderfully crisp Spring sailing in May Helge also carrying off the Best Jumper award We ve also welcomed aboard Amelie Rose s first RYA trainees all of whom have taken their hard earned awards already Read more Book Nick to speak at your club Fancy meeting Nick and hearing about our journey from city slickers to boat bums first hand If you are a member of a sailing club or any other group who get together now and then and you d like Nick to come along and entertain you for an hour or so then forward this story to your Social Sec or whomever it is who books your speakers You can also download this flyer to send to them Amelie Rose Talk Flyer PDF Read more Amelie Rose s 2011 Destinations Diary It s always fun putting together the diary for a new sailing season Delight in discovering what wonderful events are happening fevered plotting and planning to enable Amelie Rose to visit as many as possible a growing sense of

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