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The Team 

Peter - Skipper                        Lorraine - crew                                        

Peter   

2003 – 2008 Skipper of Norseman (Hurley 24/70)
2005 – 2008 Commodore of Cromarty Boat Club
2008 – present – Skipper of Red Ruth (Rustler 42)
 
Lorraine
2003 – 2008 Crew on Norseman (Hurley 24/70)
2005- 2008 Membership Secretary Cromarty Boat Club
2008 - present - Crew of Red Ruth (Rustler 42)
                 
2001   
Dinghy training to RYA Level 2 –Invergordon Boat Club (Peter)
 
2002   
Day Skipper – Lochaber Water Sports (Peter)
VHF Radio Operator Licence
 
2003   
Purchased Norseman (Hurley 24/70)  
Weekly sailing in Cromarty Firth and local club racing
2 week bare-boat Charter in Rhodes on 36ft Grand Soleil – broken mast at top spreaders. Replaced with 38 ft Bavaria
 
 
pic - Norseman (Pierowall, Orkney)
 
2004   
Weekly sailing in Cromarty Firth and local club racing
2 week Commodores Cruise from Cromarty via Caledonia Canal to Tobermory and return..
2 week bare-boat charter in from Reggio Calabria to Aeolian Islands on 36 ft Beneteau (Stromboli, Volcano, Salina, Lipari, Ustica), and Sicilly.
 
 
pic - Volcano (Eolian Islands)
 
2005   
Weekly sailing in Cromarty Firth and local Club Racing
Cromarty Regatta – winner of slow handicap
2 week Commodores Cruise from Cromarty to Whitehills via Lossiemouth and Buckie.
2 week bare-boat charter in Turkey (Bodrum, Datca and Gokova gulf). Engine failure.
Weekend cruise with night sail Cromarty to Helmsdale and return
pic - CBC boats at Helmsdale
 
2006  
Weekend sailing in Cromarty Firth.
2 week Commodores Cruise from Cromarty to Kirkwall via St Margarets Hope, Stromness and Pierowall.
1 week bare-boat charter in Athens, Greece (Saronic sea) on 36ft Bavaria
Whole Day Sailing experience with Blue Box Sailing on Volvo Open 60 yacht around the Island (Isle of Wight).
VHF Radio Operators licence (Lorraine)
 
2007
Weekly sailing in Cromarty Firth and local Club Racing
Cromarty Regatta – Dolphin Ecosse Trophy and Cromarty Royal Cup
Weekend cruise Gosport to Cherbourg, Beaulieu River, Cowes, return to Gosport on Mystery 35 (Aragorn).
2 week Commodores Cruise Cromarty to Ardnamurchan Point via Caledonia Canal, Tobermory and return to Cromarty
2 week crewing on 37ft Prout Snowgoose Elite Catamaran from Rome to Corsica, Bonifacio, La Madelana, Lavezzia Island, return to Rome.
Weekend cruise from Cromarty to Lossiemouth, Helmsdale and return to Cromarty.
Purchased Red Ruth (December 2007).
 
2008
Weekend sailing in Craignish/Ardfern
2 week passage/cruise Ardfern to Kirkwall
24 hour passage Kirkwall to Cromarty
24 hour passage Cromarty to Kirkwall
1 week cruise Kirkwall, Pierowall, Fair Isle, Stronsay, Kirkwall
24 hours single handed passage Kirkwall to Inverness (Xmas Eve)
 
2009
Day Skipper – Scotwind Sailing (Lorraine)
Weekly sailing in Moray Firth (including snow storms and splintered spray hood – January sailing)
2 week bare-boat charter Turkey (Bodrum to Finike and return) 46ft Prout Catamaran
(aground after being blown onto rocks during high winds)
Weekend cruise Inverness to Lossiemouth and return
Black Isle Challenge – 2nd overall
 
2010
Weekly sailing in Moray Firth  
Moray Firth Cruiser Race – winner of fast class  http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/152417
2 week passage/cruise Inverness to Falmouth via Port Ellen, Ballycastle, Bangor, Howth, Kilmore Quay, Lands End
Black Isle Challenge – 3rd overall on Windflower – Contessa 26
 
2011 onwards - please see our pages on the main index to the left.
 
More pictures on photo gallery page.