Category Archives: Commodorial

Commodore’s Highlights – Celebrating our 25th Anniversary!

Twenty five years is quite something to be proud of as a yacht-owning club supported entirely by its membership. In that time we have owned six yachts, cruised far beyond UK shores, undertaken numerous Fastnets, often raced in the Solent and countless times in and across the Channel. We’ve become a RYA Practical Training Centre.…
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View From The Bridge – Episode 3

Ask not what your club can do for you etc......* Comfortably seated around the cockpit table in the fading sun talk turned to how we each joined Phoenix and why.  The “hows” showed a multitude of pathways but there seemed to be a common theme with the “whys”.  For most people it seems that belonging…
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View From The Bridge – Episode 2

There was a moment of personal discovery during last year’s Fastnet Race. It came somewhere in the middle of the Irish Sea. Putting a reef in, or maybe shaking one out. I laboured on the winch to get the sheet hard in and the thought occurred to me that I am not as young or…
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View From The Bridge – Episode 1

Say the word “Commodore” and to me it immediately conjures up a vision of a neatly pressed uniform adorned with medals and a smart cap trimmed with scrambled egg*. Well your new Commodore has none of these (though I am partial to scrambled egg especially when it is presented on a toasted muffin and topped…
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