James is a 39-year-old Brit and Kate a 36-year-old Norwegian. Together we sail Elyse, who is French, and a rare Sparkman and Stephens yacht designed for the fashion brand Lacoste. Join us as we sail around the south of the UK, exploring the coast and towns, looking for good food and great beer. We try to be as self-reliant as possible, so when we are not sailing, we are tackling the never-ending to-do-list which comes hand in hand with owning a boat. We hope this site will be entertaining and, hopefully, helpful for anyone who is looking to buy a boat and go sailing.

Where is Elyse?

Elyse is currently at her home mooring in Chicherter Harbour on the south coast of the UK.

Where are we going ……. weather depending!

19-23 AprilSaint Vaast, France / Solent, UK
11-12 MayCowes, Isle of Wight
22-23 JuneBembridge, Isle of Wight
27-28 JulyCowes, Isle of Wight
10-26 AugustCherberg, France & Channel Islands
5-6 OctoberBembridge, Isle of Wight