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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Starling rocks to Abba!

Left Marigot bay early, unfortunately we didn’t leave our hangovers behind, and Tim has been fined for last night’s Abba fest,  chilled cruise down the coast with Hannah and Xavi at the helm,  arrived Sugar Beach at lunch time for  sunbathng and snorkelling, except Christian who had a kip 🤪,  the drone had its first […]

Vegan fishing on Starling

Vegan fishing on Starling

Starling arrives in the Grenadines

Early start today as we depart St Lucia for the turquoise waters of The Grenadines. Rick & Tim were in charge of nav as we covered 60 nautical miles, averaging 9 knots and arriving in Bequia an hour ahead of schedule – dream team Starling! Special mentions to Ali for excellent helming, Xavier’s commitment to […]

The Righteous Robert’s Rum shack and other adventures

The day dawned to a fresh Yankee 3 breeze from the North East. The crew arose like a jury rigged tri-sail from the mists of the previous night’s rum punch. Mark and Sarah navigated us “out of the bay, and to the second island on the right” and after awesome pilotage through the reefs Starling […]

Tobago Cays

After further refining their relationship with rum, the crew did finally find their way back from Righteous Robert’s Rum Shack… There was some bleary-eyed conversation in the morning about converting the Douglas scale for sea state in to a more useful reference for assessing the state of inebriation of the crew – work in progress […]

Easy and gentle

Easy and gentle wake-up call for the Starling crew today – harsh wake-up call for the Skipper to coax life into the generator. An hour later with a few genius fixes and expert consult from on-board Marine Engineer Mark (how fortunate!) we were up and running again. Goal #1 of the day found us summoning […]

Kite Surfing and Diving – All The Action from Team Starling

 We woke to the sound of waves lapping against the boat with the beautiful island of Petit St Vincent on our port side. The exclusive beach bar Team Starling had frequented the night before looked as enticing as ever, but Skipper Kieran was keen to get underway as we had a pit stop in the […]

Heading to Grenada

Leaving Union Island, and with Xavier and Rick in navigation mode, our next port of call was Carriacou, part of Grenada and requiring a visit to the customs office for Kieran. A relatively calm and peaceful day on our beloved Starling – Mark, Hannah and Tim rotated on the helm with the team keeping a […]

Life’s better in flip flops

Shared interests on Starling

Very windy night last night, but luckily the dinghy’s not blown away. Nor any of the clothes pegged on the rails. #winning. Caitlin was on breakfast duty and got stuck in with a huge vat of delicious scrambled egg and toast. We needed a big hearty breakfast this morning as we have a long sail […]

Day 2 in the Grenadines

Starling’s fly even in the rain it would appear! The crew was outraged to find that rain does, in fact, fall here in the Caribbean, but soldiered on with their first sail nonetheless. Andy being a constant presence with the camera hopefully has some great pictures of the rain! Susie bravely rescued a mock man […]

Welcome onboard Starling

Welcome onboard Starling….. starting the first day off with some video action, with at least 3 photographers onboard this is going to be a well publicised trip! Our new arrivals for this Grenadines trip were very interested in the pool and exploring the area around the Marina. After a quick stop for buying hats Libby […]