James is a 40-year-old Brit and Kate a 37-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.

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Where is Elyse?

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

Plans for 2021 greatly depend on how the UK and Northern Europe recover from the global pandemic. Elyse is scheduled to go into the yard for most of April to have some work done on her and have her standing rigging replaced. Once back on the water we hope to either head to the Devon and Cornwall coast for the summer, or across to the Channel Islands. Fingers crossed that we will be able to travel again. Right now, we are looking forward to the simple pleasure of waking up in a smooth anchorage somewhere.