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Hometown: Rugby, Warwickshire, England

Member since:

November 18, 2012



I own a yacht on Westernport. I do not race, just cruise, but have found I no longer really enjoy sailing alone. I'd love to find friends who want to come for a trip.

Please describe your level of sailing experience as either yacht owner, very experienced, some experience, or beginner. Please describe the types of yachts you have sailed on in the past or the yacht you currently own.

Sailed since I was 11. Owned a dinghy as a teenager. Sailed Norfolk Broads, UK every summer. Sail Westernport often. Not an open sea sailor.

What type of sailing do you prefer? Racing, cruising and racing or just cruising. What types of yachts do you prefer? Dingy, trailer sailer, small keelboat, large keelboat, all yachts.

Crusing with social times, overnights, in convoy or one boat.

Weight is crucial in some racing yachts. What is your estimated weight in kilograms? Some racing yachts require a high level of strength, fitness and mobility. Please describe yourself as either, fit and mobile, mobile, restricted movement.


Some yachts are crewed by young teams, others are older. Approximately how old are you? 10-20, 20-30,30-40,40-50,50-60,60-70,70-100? .


It is very annoying for yacht owners when they wait around for crew who say they are coming and fail to show up. Failure to change your RSVP to "not attending" may result in your being banned without further notice . Do you agree?


What Julian is saying about this Meetup Group

In 2011-2012 my yacht lay dormant, as my friends all have busy lives & few wanted to sail. I no longer enjoy sailing alone. Since joining this group I have never had a problem with lack of crew & am getting poisitive reviews together with RSVPs for another trip, so it must be working for others too.

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  • Alison G.

    Hi Julian, I thought some of your members might be interested in an upcoming Regency Dance event - a 6-part introductory series exploring Jane Austen-era dancing. It begins on September 20th, 2014 in Bay St, Brighton. All the details can be found at our website: www. southernregency­­dancers.com (there's no hyphen in the address), or at our Meetup page (Southern Regency Dancers). I would be grateful if you could let your members know and pass on the details. Thanks, Ingrid Hudson

    Aug 18, 2014 8:44 PM
  • Bruce A.

    Thanks for the great review Julian! I wish I had more skippers like you on this website. There are too may people being left on waiting lists.

    Cheers, Bruce.

    Feb 04, 2013 2:57 AM
  • Monica

    Hi Julian,

    Thanks for the confirmation message yesterday! It looks like it should be a day day out there today. I hope it goes well! At some stage could you please indicate if the 9th Feb is still going ahead and if I am on this list as going.


    Jan 29, 2013 4:33 PM
  • Bromley S.

    Melbourne Sailing

    hey if you still need crew on thursday 17th please let me know i got lots of sailing exp

    Dec 21, 2012 5:14 AM
  • katep

    Hi Julian. The invite went out for Anna Karenina but it looks like RSVPs are still closed?

    Cheers KBP

    Ps. Hope your trip went well. Last weeks bookclub went well - despite only 4 attendees (including me). Be interesting to ask people if it was the book. Hope the trip went well. nvite went out to

    Oct 31, 2012 4:37 AM
  • Michael

    Melbourne Boardgames group (party and strategy games)

    Hi Julian

    You left your copy of Around the World in 80 Days at the Royal Standard tonight. I picked it up for you and have it, so I can bring it for you at the next meetup there if you like?


    Jun 06, 2012 10:08 AM
  • Christopher

    I've already looked at that page a few times and assumed it hadn' t been updated since the event I attended last year. Either I've got caching issues, or you forgot to change the year ;-) Maybe we should pop Convic up here as well.

    Aug 06, 2011 1:23 AM
  • Christopher

    Melbourne Boardgames group (party and strategy games)

    Heyyy Julian!!! Wondered if you'd turn up here! (We've met a few times) Is Convic running this year?

    Aug 06, 2011 12:22 AM

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