I remember my first ever engineering watch at sea, leaving the control room in the early hours and time for another round of checks in the engine room. On opening the main door the first thing that hit me was the heat, noise and the sight of fuel spraying from a split high pressure fuel […]

Stand up sailor

Flying into LA to pick up a yacht delivery, it was getting quite late and upon our meeting, I asked the Captain if he was all ready for the trip to Panama. “No worries all we have to do is go out turn left and keep the land to the left.” Sounds reasonable I thought. […]