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  • Topsail Adventures Ltd - What's New?
    in the way of Christmas related consumption too many grey days when it never seems to get properly light and nowhere near enough sailing to be done However one great tradition does glimmer forth from the gloom and that s the process of dreaming up and then publishing Amelie Rose s schedule for the next year Read more Give a little Amelie Rose this Christmas It s cold it s dark and the shops are the usual pre Christmas nightmare There is a solution and it starts with you putting your feet up and throwing another log on the fire or turning up the central heating Now grab your laptop iPad smart phone and order your loved one an Amelie Rose Gift Voucher Read more Lemonfaces for Leukaemia A very good friend of mine and big Pilot Cutter fan Dora Kemp was recently diagnosed with acute Leukaemia BOO To cheer herself up a bit she asked all of her friends to take a selfie of themselves eating a lemon Well she s had a good response even including the BBC Breakfast team but we can do better right It s really pretty simple Get a lemon bite deep and take a picture of your face as you grimace Then go to https www facebook com LemonfacesforLeukaemia and post the picture for Dora to look at and chuckle over Go on it ll only take a minute and it ll give her something to look forward to apart from lumbar punctures and chemo Read more It s time to burn those socks spring is here Not every tradition that crosses the North Atlantic causes an obesity epidemic it appears In Annapolis it has long been a custom for sailors to meet up on the Vernal Equinox and burn their woollen foot

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  • Topsail Adventures Ltd - What's New?
    First last and aground Amelie Rose and the St Georges Trophy 2013 The St Georges Trophy traditionally heralds the beginning of the lovely Spring weather that we seem to be having these days 3 out of the previous 4 regattas being held in glorious sunshine so as St George s Day approached we peered hopefully at the weather forecasts to divine what we had in store Read more From the Archives 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 we explore the Favoured Isles Read more Topmast Tales Spring Sailing and Amelie gets Airbourne It s been a busy week for Amelie Rose She started the week comfortable if rather bored in her winter berth looking a little forlorn without her topmast sporting a veritable forest of seaweed and in need of a new charter license Now she s sat ashore soaking up the Gosport sunshine clean bummed and fully rigged and nearly ready for another five years sailing with friends old and new Read more Alex Q Competant Crew Okay so it s not got quite the same ring to it as Thomas Magnum Private Eye or Elizabeth Windsor Queen of England but it ll do for me As promised I wasted no time getting back aboard the Amelie Rose and here s my report on what it s like to do your Competant Crew aboard her Read more Start Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next End Results 31 36 of

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  • Topsail Adventures Ltd - What's New?
    clasped in your hands Read more What Amelie Rose did this Winter Ok so I guess that the title is a little misleading as apart from chafing through some of her mooring warps Amelie Rose hasn t really been up to all that much this winter but it has been a very busy off season for Topsail Adventures with the promise of even more frantic scurrying to come Read more In which Alex Q Guest meets Amelie Rose In the first of a new series of articles we bring you a guest s eye view of what sailing aboard the Amelie Rose is all about Alex Q Guest is an amalgam of guests that we ve known and feedback that we ve had about what we do We hope that these stories will help to answer the question of what s it like to sail aboard the Amelie Rose Enjoy Read more Skippers Log What Amelie Rose did last summer pt 5 One man and his boat and a cracking sail too After swapping crews at Roscoff we planned to sail to L aber Wrac h about 30 miles further West along the Brittany Coast As with our visit to Fowey on the way over the idea was to get wind angle for the crossing but in the end the wind had other ideas Read more Skippers Log What Amelie Rose did last Summer Part 4 Mastering Morlaix After the Setsail Trust week we were due to head off to the Baie de Morlaix in Brittany for our first French festival of the year Entre Terre Mer I love Brittany craggy rocks rolling hills interesting tides and lots of Bretton Food and Cidre make Read more Start Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next End

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  • Topsail Adventures Ltd - What's New?
    late in arriving but it s here now and packed with lovely pictures all chosen by our Amelie s Faithful Facebook Followers Have a look and then place your order it s only a tenner and the perfect way to adorn your wall Read more Merry Christmas from Pilot Cutter Amelie Rose As the shopping frenzy passes it s peak and all over the country the last few presents are being hastily wrapped and stuffed under Christmas trees that are already starting to drop their needles it s time for Amelie Rose s Christmas message Read more Skipper s Log What Amelie Rose Did Last Summer Part Three Plus ca change plus c est la meme chose The summer continues to blow on our nose as Amelie Rose leaves home meets The Boss is invaded by hordes and races to victory And that s only the third week of June Read more French Festival Photo Gallery Whilst searching for some pictures to illustrate my article Why are the French so good at Festivals I came across our pictures from Brest and Douarnanez 2012 and thought you might enjoy a look Read more Win a weekend aboard Amelie Rose at the London Boatshow If you re planning on attending the London Boatshow at the Excel Exhibition Centre then you re in with a chance of winning a fantastic weekend for 2 aboard Amelie Rose on one of her 2014 Traditional Taster Weekends Read on to find out how Read more Start Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next End Results 43 48 of 141 Pilot Cutter Charter Topsail Adventures offer skippered charter sailing holidays aboard Pilot Cutter Amelie Rose our replica 1850 s Isles of Scilly Pilot Cutter Join us for an adventure sailing holiday along

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  • Topsail Adventures Ltd - What's New?
    and have a few thoughts Read more It s Friday 13th so how about some Sailing Superstitions It sometimes amazes me how little knowledge folks have about going to sea in sailing ships Not that tedious stuff about weather forecasts and which ropes to pull but the really important things like when to whistle and why you should leave your bananas at home As it is Friday the 13th I thought I d Read more We re Back But Why the Long Pause It s been a while since I last posted news on Amelie Rose s website and Facebook page and so as I once more pick up the baton of letting you all know what s been going on in Amelie s world I thought it might be worth explaining why Read more 2014 Amelie Rose Sailing Schedule Published and Booking Now Sprinkled amongst our Traditional Taster weekend cruises and day sails we ve got some real gems planned for 2014 From festivals to island cruises training courses to tall ship mile builders Amelie Rose is going to be right there in the heart of the action Find out more about our exciting plans for 2014 Read more Give a little Amelie Rose this Christmas It s cold it s dark and the shops are the usual pre Christmas nightmare There is a solution and it starts with you putting your feet up and throwing another log on the fire or turning up the central heating Now grab your laptop iPad smart phone and Read more Start Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next End Results 49 54 of 141 Pilot Cutter Charter Topsail Adventures offer skippered charter sailing holidays aboard Pilot Cutter Amelie Rose our replica 1850 s Isles of Scilly Pilot

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  • Topsail Adventures Ltd - What's New?
    is pretty simple a fortnight before each trip is scheduled to run we send out an email to all club members with a truly outrageous price for any empty berths usually around 50 off the published price If you can get away and fancy the trip all you have to do is reply to the email and start packing You can sign up to the club here on Amelie Rose s website and we ll never share your email address with anyone else so you ll not be deluged with rubbish just great value offers to come sailing aboard the Amelie Rose without upsetting your bank manager New Video Online Now The St Mawes Pilot Cutter Review It might be much smaller than some of the other events last year we had 13 boats but the St Mawes Pilot Cutter Review packs in just as much fun as the bigger festivals With boats ranging in size from 38 to a massive 60 and a bunch of Skippers all keen to get their boat s name on the trophy the racing is close but always fun water fights have been known to break out in quiet weather and the camaraderie ashore is second to none The start of last year s passage race in Fowey will live with us for many a year as 13 boats jostled in the narrow harbour for the perfect position before Amelie Rose led the whole fleet off towards St Mawes Two days of round the cans racing followed where the fleet were rarely far apart in one race much to the chagrin of the race officer as eight boats descended on a very tight leeward mark in one huge shouting yelling pack If you love Pilot Cutters then this event is a must do at some point in your life and you can find out how to join us here on Amelie Rose s website If you can t wait to see what the fuss is all about then have a look at this new video filmed at last years review Fabulous Festivals 3 of the best on Amelie Rose If there s one thing that s better than sailing on board a lovely traditional boat like Amelie Rose it s sailing in a fleet of them and we re lucky enough to get to do this on a fairly regular basis throughout the Summer Apparently we re not the only ones that enjoy this as many of the guests that joined us for last year s fabulous Brest and Douarnenez festivals have already booked again for some of this year s offerings If you ve not yet experienced the thrill of sailing in or even racing amongst a big fleet of traditional ships then you really have got an amazing treat in store But don t take our word for it read on to see the comments from some of our past guests and a review of three of the most fabulous festivals we

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  • Topsail Adventures Ltd - What's New?
    sailing season is nearly upon us and after 2 months of late nights and long weekends we are proud to announce the launch not yet of the new boat but of our new website Here you will find lots of information about our plans plenty of pictures and updates about the build details about our 2009 itinerary and lots more We ll also be posting regular news updates as and when they happen Visit the site and register for our newsletter and we ll make sure that you are notified when we post more news By signing up you ll also gain access to the Build section of the website where we will post new pictures and details of the build as it progresses Whilst we ve been getting friends and colleagues to test the new site we ve often been asked Why No 7 is that her name Well no it isn t We do have a name in mind but as she ll be on the British Ships Pt 1 Register we have to apply for it to be registered before we can go ahead and announce it sign up now and look out for an announcement soon Please visit the site have a look around and tell us what you think and don t forget to register so we can keep you up to date All the best Nick Melisa Topsail Adventures Ltd www topsail adventures co uk Start Prev 21 22 23 24 Next End Results 139 141 of 141 Pilot Cutter Charter Topsail Adventures offer skippered charter sailing holidays aboard Pilot Cutter Amelie Rose our replica 1850 s Isles of Scilly Pilot Cutter Join us for an adventure sailing holiday along the South Coast of England cruising the Solent West Country and Isles of Scilly

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  • Topsail Adventures Ltd - Amelie Rose Tour
    and the Handspike Windlass that we use to set the rig and recover the anchor Past the forehatch and mast is her main hatch usually topped with Mary Rose her dinghy upright to allow it s use as the deck skip or stowing place for all sorts of deck gear Aft of this is Amelie s Coachroof and the Companionway stairs to below decks Her decks are then crossed by her big thwart seat the usual perch of the helmsman who controls her with an imposing 5 ft Oak Tiller underneath which we store the main liferaft Amelie Rose carries a seemingly endless wardrobe of sail and can set up to 5 at once in light airs Her mast and bowsprit are of solid Douglas Fir Her Boom Gaff and Topmast are also Douglas Fir but laminated for extra strength The Boom is also home to the only winch aboard which we use for reducing sail when the wind gets up Apart from this every other sailing task is accomplished with blocks tackles the tiller and the windlass Oh and rope Lots and lots of rope Below Deck Amelie Rose offers a remarkable amount of space down below for a traditionally built boat and is light and airy with plenty of headroom throughout She is predominantly open plan and has berths for typically six guests including one double each with an individual reading light and kit stowage space In the Fo c sle front section there are four single bunks and access up through the forehatch to the deck This hatch is also used to transfer sails up top from the sail bin which is opposite the heads A curtain between the fo c sle and saloon enables this area to be used for changing if the heads is busy and also helps to keep the heat in the saloon when we ve got the stove on Amelie Rose has a large heads toilet and shower compartment between the berths in the forepeak and the main saloon Her sea toilet is simple to use and there s even the luxury of a heated towel rail Whilst there is a shower on board the need to conserve drinking water and the availability of showers ashore generally leave it unused The saloon area is a cosy space centred around her big oak dining table at which crew meals are eaten and yarns are spun warmed by her Squirrel wood fired heating stove and lit by her multitude of glowing oil lamps As is fitting for a replica pilot vessel the saloon is also home to the Pilot s Berth Aft of the saloon her u shaped galley to port contains everything required to keep the crew well fed and happy for many days offshore with a GN Espace Levante cooker Frigoboat keel cooled fridge and plenty of storage for provisions pots and pans Opposite the galley her Navigation table is home to the traditional tools of the navigators trade as well as

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