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Lesley Fitt 'B L'

Solent, Hampshire, England, UK

  • Charity Sail 2010

    May 19, 2010 12:12

    This arrived in my In box from John Bird – an exciting event and all in a good cause:

    I am organising a Charity Sail (C.S) around the
    Solent on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th October 2010, in aid of the Roy
    Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, based in Liverpool. Why not come and join
    in the fun (experienced and non experienced crew/individuals welcome).

    Fairview Sailing, Hamble are the administrative committee for this event
    and we are doing all we can to entice people to take part.
    The C.S is open to all individuals (you will be put on a Fairview yacht
    with other experienced and non experienced sailors), private yachts
    (26ft+) and charter boats (preferably through Fairview Sailing).

    There is a Black Tie Ball on Saturday 16th October in the Royal Southern
    Yacht Club, Hamble. All details are on the website.

    - Tony Bullimore (Round the World Yachtsman) will be guest speaking
    - Speaker from the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation (Rosemary Gillespie
    - Chief Executive)
    - Presentation for the Saturdays racing
    - Charity Auction
    - Band (Kojaks Revenge).

    If you would like to either come as an Individual, get a crew together
    of your own yacht, or charter a boat with a team (family, friends, work
    colleagues or regular crew), then why not check out the website for full

    I would really appreciate it if you could spread the word, I am looking
    for at least 30+ boats on the water. I provisionally have 19 so far.
    Thank you very much indeed.
    Kind regards
    John Bird
    Event Director
    Tel: 07875 700505
    C.S e-mail address: – johnbirdcs@hotmail.co.uk

  • People's memorial, Langstone Harbour

    March 28, 2010 13:13


    I came across this bit of treasure walking my dogs yesterday on Milton Common. First time I have ever been on the land side of Langstone Harbour and what a find.

    This Memorial to our fallen soldiers was put together by Willie Goldfinch, what a difference one man can make. A simple message for the ‘“caring passer by”. We need more people like Willie in the world.

    If you want to find out more join the Facebook group "People’s memorial, Langstone Harbour", Portsmouth.

    (The dog in the photo is a well behaved spaniel and not one of my mischievous mutts)

  • Bristol Explorers are looking for a crazy lady

    March 16, 2010 09:03

    This arrived in my In box and looks like a brilliant opportunity

    I wonder if you mind spreading the word on this exped opportunity for us please?

    We have a crack team of female rowers rowing around GB this year, however we’re one short!
    Specifically we need a fantastic female sailor – maybe a yachtsmaster or alike – who’d be keen to learn to row in the next few months!
    It will be one hell of an adventure….more details here….

    We’d love it if you’d tweet, blog, shout about this for us or maybe send it on to any crazy ladies you know that might be interested.

    Many thanks

  • Sailing networks are good news stories!

    February 17, 2010 15:44


    Sailing Networks are good news stories!

    A business that caught the attention of the SailingNetworks team this year is SailTime. This membership organisation has had fantastic growth within their 6 years of trading. SailTime deserves recognition for their major contribution in making Sailing and Boating accessible to so many people and we salute them for building a world-wide sailing network. Now who does that remind us of?!

    Sailtime is the worlds first sailing membership company that offers an affordable way to sail for new and experienced sailors. The monthly fee allows access to high quality yachts in the best locations all over the world. A member simply schedules the time they require, has fun using the boat then wipes down when they have finished. As easy as a gym membership!

    This fast growing worldwide sailing company launched in 2004 and alongside its 12 bases across the UK, they have bases in the Netherlands and Ireland. Outside Europe you can find Sailtime in 35 locations across North America, the Caribbean and they have just entered Sydney, Australia.
    Just last year Sailtime launched their first base in the Mediterranean at the Cannes Boat show in Golfe Juan, French Rivera and have also recently introduced La Spezia, Italy to their stunning list of locations making the membership even more attractive!

    We caught up with Jonathan Duffy, the founder of SailTime at the Southampton Boat Show last year. He told SailingNetworks that his inspiration for this exciting business came when he departed from his career and sailed round the world. His attention was drawn to an American survey that highlighted the barriers to people taking up sailing and boat ownership. These included price, experience, time for maintenance and the idea that it was an elitist past time. Working with these barriers Jonathan generated a business that takes the obstacles away and leaves pure enjoyment.

    Earlier this year SailTime Europe became accredited as an RYA training centre at their headquarters in Poole. They are now in the process of rolling out SailTime Training to all UK bases, which will make SailTime the largest sailing school in the UK.

    Jonathan had a dream of getting more people out on the water. This has become a reality to all those members that have been able to include sailing in their lives.

    To find out more visithttp://www.sailtime.com