Sailing Again


We collected Mistral of Portsmouth at the beginning of August, and with the help of Bill, Sheila, Laura and Rory, we sailed her from Gruissan in France to Palma, Mallorca.

Since then we’ve been based in Palma. Quite a few friends and family have visited including Laura H, Calum, Ceri, Isobel, Mia, Tilly, Shirley, Jane H and Janice. More to come!

Mike of Guardian Yacht Services has been a great help with finding experts to repair and improve the boat. And there have been a few things to fix – tender motor, mainsail furling, a tear in the genoa to mention a few.

So far, apart from fixing broken things and learning how to splice dyneema into soft shackles, we’ve visited Andratx, Cala Blanca, Las Isletas, Soller, Deia, Pollensa, Port-Petro, Laguna del Salobra, some of those in the course of sailing around Mallorca. And now the weather is starting to cool down, we’re enjoying Palma even more.

Read more on Polarsteps and Mistral Sailing.

Index to RAF Manuals and Flight Reference Cards

I’ve uploaded all the documents that I’ve got, so that’s it for the time being. Here’s the list on one page:

AP 129 Flying – Volume 1 – Aircraft & Equipment

AP 129 Flying – Volume 2 – Aircraft Operation

Bulldog T Mk 1 Flight Reference Cards

Chipmunk T Mk 10 Flying Instructor’s Handbook

Chipmunk T Mk 10 Flight Reference Cards

Gnat T Mk 1 Aircrew Manual

Gnat T Mk 1 Flying Instructor’s Manual

Gnat T Mk 1 Flight Reference Cards

Harrier GR3/T4 Flight Reference Cards

Hawk T Mk 1 Flight Reference Cards

Jet Provost T Mk 3 & T Mk 4 Flying Instructor’s Handbook

Jet Provost T Mk 5 & 5A FRCs

RAF Swanton Morley Gliding Instructions