“Keep One Sail Up, Even in a Hurricane. Sail Through It.” A Daughter Remembers What Her Dad Taught Her.

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Sarah Pescosolido writes to her dad about sailing, but it’s a lovely lyrical reflection on life itself.

Home: The Last Word

Isle of Wight and Needles

Jonathan Footerman only has one questions left after circumnavigation the UK on a mini-yacht: What’s Next?

The Bill, Old Harry and Poole

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After sailing round Portland Bill in gusts and swells, Jonathan Footerman settles into his 61st port on his quest to circumnavigate the UK in a mini-yacht.

Plain Sailing to Pain in West Bay

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Nearing the end of his solo sailing journey around the UK in a mini-yacht, Jonathan Footerman is temporarily felled by fatigue, lack of stamina and an injury while battling a storm.

Plymouth Hoe!

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Jonathan Footerman continues his solo circumnavigation of the UK in a mini-yacht, and stops into Plymouth for a bit of history.

Food and Water from Newlyn to Falmouth

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Jonathan Footerman continues his circumnavigation of the UK in a mini-yacht, and orders the most difficult Cornish breakfast ever.

The Big Sail Across the Bristol Channel and Lands End

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Jonathan Footerman takes his longest leg at sea yet, on his quest to circumnavigate the UK on a mini-yacht.

Sleepless Nights to Milford Haven

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Jonathan Footerman has sea fever. And if you’re on a quest to circumnavigate the UK solo in a mini-yacht, it’s just the right fever to have.

Castles in the Welsh Air

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Jonathan Footerman continues his journey down the west coast of the UK, on his way completely around it in a mini-yacht, and is enthralled by all things Welsh.

The Legend of Ailsa Craig and Drama in the Auld Acquaintance Cafe

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“I have had a bellyful of bad weather and adverse conditions.” But the sights and the stops along the way as Jonathan Footerman heads down the west coast of his circumnavigation of the UK more than make up for it.

Should Marine Animals Be Trained for Warfare?

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Capt. William E. Simpson was stunned by the beauty, grace and intelligence of dolphins in the Sea of Cortez. So he hated to see them then be used by the Navy.

West Is Best

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Jonathan Footerman continues to sail the Scottish coast on his journey to circumnavigate the UK in a mini-yacht.

Lochs and Locks of Fun

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Jonathan Footerman navigates the lochs (and the locks) of Scotland, on his quest to circumnavigate the UK in a mini-yacht.

Deep-fried Mars Bars and a Sea Choc-a-bloc with Jellyfish. Sailing ’round Scotland

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Jonathan Footerman continues his quest to circumnavigate the UK in a mini-yacht, passing by Bass Rock and scooting into the Scottish harbours of Lossiemouth, Arbroath, and Stonehaven.

High Tides and Awkward Rocks, Castles and Scotland

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Jonathan Footerman continues his journey sailing ’round the UK solo in a mini-yacht.

Circumnavigating the UK on a Mini-Yacht, Port by Port

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“An evening stroll along the middle lane of the New Jersey Turnpike is probably a little more suicidal than sailing in UK waters without keeping a lookout, but not much.” — Jonathan Footerman, on circumnavigating the UK in a mini-yacht.