The yacht Meniscus

Meniscus is berthed in Queens Marina, Whitehaven.

She is a well found Channel32, twin-keeled, fractional-rigged sloop, built by the owner  from a British Hunter “sail-away” kit in Maryport. Her sail number is GBR 5657T and MMSI Number is 235004833.

She has been used extensively and successfully for club racing in the Solway and around the Isle of Man as well as cruising widely around the coasts of the British Isles.

Some travel blogs are still under costruction but you would be welcome to visit all by clicking on the links in right side column. Their content is described below.

Meniscus on her berth

2008 UK CircumnavigationThis Blog is complete and describes our first circumnavigation of the UK.  Click in Blogroll in side panel to access.

Note:  These Blogs work best using the Microsoft Edge Browser. With Chrome you may need to download videos to  view properly. OS is very slow to respond to finger pressure applied to waypoint pins on the map.

  1. Navigation instruction for this Blog is as follows:

1.The posts start at the bottom and progress upwards on the side panel.

2. Click on Post Heading to centre the map on the appropriate Pin or:

3. Click on map Pin to open the appropriate Post (Note: With touch screens it may be necessary to hold a finger on the pin for 3 or 4 seconds until a caption appears then click on the caption.)                                 

4.Click “read more” at bottom right of each post if image thumbprints/buttons don’t show automatically.

5. Click on Thumbprints or image and video buttons to reveal media.

6. Click on YELLOW map Pin for initial BLOG INSTRUCTIONS

Other Blogs:

2009 sailing log: Includes preparation for a second RUK and local racing – Still under reconstruction

Whitehaven Marina    Describes a function hosted by the marina management – Complete

There are also links to the Marina website and that of the White Haven Sailing and Boating Association

Other Links may be added from time to time.


I would like to thank the following people for their help in creating and developing my blog:

Alistair Metcalf who created an original RUK blog on a different host.

Josh Abbotts of “Prototype Creative” who transferred it onto a new host and assisted in debugging

Ken Depledge of U3A in further advice on rebuilding the blog.

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