It's Holiday Time


Well it is for me! No exotic plans this year. We may potter over to Holland if the wind is fair otherwise we will probably take the lovely clinker dinghy down to Pin Mill on the Orwell and mix a bit of sailing on Sumara (shown above) with some dinghy sailing, rowing and maybe running along the Suffolk Coast Paths. No doubt we will go aground somewhere and whatever happens we will definitely end up covered in mud - oh joy.
See you in August!

Thames Traditional Boat Festival - this weekend!

Friday 15th until Sunday 17th July This is our first time at the Traditional Boat Festival in Henley but everyone assures us that it is a fantastic event. There will be acres of gleaming varnish and polished bronze to admire plus bands and steam boats and even a fly past of Spitfires! We are really looking forward to it. Come and pick up a bargain or just say hello. We hope to see you there!
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Emma Bamford chooses Arthur Beale as the ideal venue for her book launch!

Wednesday 13th July 18:30 Emma Bamford is an author and journalist. She has worked at The Independent and the Daily Express and is currently Deputy Editor of Sailing Today magazine. Her new book, "Untie the Lines- Setting sail and breaking free" is the sequel to her previous successful book - "Casting Off" Former stressed-out city girl and journalist Emma is living the dream. She's in Malaysia, living on a yacht with handsome traveller Guy, and together they have plans to explore the world's...
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Fed up with your job? Arthur Beale are recruiting!

21st June 2016 Senior Sales Staff Arthur Beale is a 400 year old yacht chandler which is currently being re-invigorated to turn it into a well-known name in the yachting world. We are now looking for a new member of staff to join our friendly team. We need someone who knows their way around the products that we stock. The successful applicant must be able to engage with our clients and be confident to advise them on a range of subjects. In order to do this the applicant may have worked in a...

Man Overboard Safety Device and Impressive Search Light all in one product!

There is nothing quite like using a product to test it thoroughly. We like to play with the products whenever we get a good opportunity. I recently took part in the Scottish Islands Peak Race and it was the perfect opportunity to put some gear through its paces. Amongst the kit I took were Guy Cotton Boots, Devold Merinos, Lenser P5.2 Hand Torch, Petzl Tactkka Headtorch, Exped Dry Bags and the Ortlieb Duffle Bag. Most of these items have been rigorously tested before but there was one new toy...
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Come and watch an East Coast Feature Film Tonight (Thursday 9th)!

This film was highly recommended by Marc who has sneakily ended up being unable to attend the showing. Sadly, if you don't like the film, you'll have no one to throw your tomatoes at in the traditional manner. Don't worry though, I have watched it just in case there were any really dodgy bits and I actually enjoyed it. There are a few cheesy scenes but you soon relax into the story. Pin Mill looks just the same and there are some excellent sailing shots. The maintenance work on the old boat isn...
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Relax with us at the Beale Park Boat Show 3rd - 5th June

The Beale Park Boat Show is the antedote to the Scottish Islands Peaks Race. There will be no running, just strolling, mooching or ambling about. I'm even going to take a fold up chair! Tomorrow I'll go to Decathlon and buy a really naff tent with a porch and a stand up bedroom area and I'll get a pinic table too. It will be the kind of tent that I'd rather not be seen dead in but I'm going to chill out eating nice food and supping beers in the evenings. I'll be so laid back that I'll be...
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Scottish Islands Peaks Race

The Scottish Islands Peaks Race starts this Friday at noon. I entered my yacht Sumara in 2012 and came outstandingly last. We were so late the officials had gone home and we had to clock in to a surprised harbour master. Nevertheless we did finish and a lot of the fleet had to retire so we were pretty pleased with ourselves. This time I am entering with my friend John on his Twister called Brimble. Each yacht has a team of five and we have a cunning plan! Our revolutionary idea which we didn't...
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