Conventional is Boring

The excitement of adventure in out of the way places, discovering new areas to explore is the force that drives our desire to cruise around the UK on our sailing yacht. This is our story. The highs and lows of sailing together as a family, why we do what we do and how we make it happen.

July 2021


Happy Afloat Sailing Podcast

Summer Adventure - Part 4

NOVEMBER 14, 2021

Summer 2021, UK

We love UK sailing and want to encourage more families to take the plunge! We are on a summer adventure and want to take you along. In this episode, we leave Harwich and set sail for Hartlepool. Stuff starts breaking, we get caught in a thunderstorm and will we run out of fuel?

Music by Leon


Happy Afloat Sailing Podcast

Summer Adventure - Part 3

SEPTEMBER 04, 2021

Summer 2021, UK

We love UK sailing and want to encourage more families to take the plunge! We are on a summer adventure and want to take you along. In this episode, we leave Walton Backwaters for the bright lights of Harwich.

Music by Leon


Happy Afloat Sailing Podcast

Summer Adventure - Part 2

AUGUST 15, 2021

Summer 2021, UK

We are going on a summer adventure and want to take you along. In this episode, we track down the source of the water in the bilge, sit out a thunderstorm and go seal spotting.

Music by Leon


Happy Afloat Sailing Podcast

Summer Adventure - Part 1

AUGUST 1, 2021

Summer 2021, UK

We are going on a summer adventure and want to take you along. In this episode, we set sail and discover water in the bilge, we are sinking?

Music by Leon


Happy Afloat Sailing Podcast

How We Anchor

JULY 21, 2021

July 2021, UK

In this episode, we explain how we anchor, while anchored in a gusty & noisy F7 wind. Also tales from our month in the boatyard.

Music by Leon


Lismore

JULY 10, 2021

July 2021, Scotland


Happy Afloat Sailing Podcast

How We Navigate

JUNE 22, 2021

June 2021, Essex, England

In this episode, we explain how we navigate around Britain. What apps, charts and other sources of info we recommend.

Music by Leon


Happy Afloat Sailing Podcast

You've got the power!

APRIL 22, 2021

April 2021, Kent, England

In this episode, we give power to the people and we explain how you can escape the ties of shore power! We discuss our battery and solar setup. We also talk about our new freezer and the first sail of the year!

Music by Leon

Our diesel heater

Afterburner heater controller

Our Freezer


Happy Afloat Sailing Podcast

First step upgrades

MARCH 30, 2021

March 2021, Kent, England

We love UK sailing and want to encourage more families to take the plunge!  In this episode, we focus on top tips for upgrading the comfort factor aboard. 

Music by Leon


Happy Afloat Sailing Podcast

How to buy a boat

MARCH 08, 2021

March 2021, Kent, England


Happy Afloat Sailing Podcast

Which boat should you buy to sail your family around the UK?

FEBRUARY 16, 2021

February 2021, Kent, England


Happy Afloat Sailing Podcast

Learning to sail how hard can it be?

JANUARY 24, 2021

January 2021, Kent, England


Happy Afloat Sailing Podcast

How to get the kids onboard with the crazy plan!

JANUARY 03, 2021

January 2021, Kent, England


Happy Afloat Sailing Podcast

Is a UK circumnavigation better than sailing around the world?

DECEMBER 20, 2020

December 2020, Kent, England


Tide Clocks

DECEMBER 1, 2020

'Available in our store'

December 2020, England


The Happy Afloat Podcast

Coffee Talk - Summer Adventure 2020

NOVEMBER 28, 2020

September 2020, Medway, Kent, England


Kerrera

November 24, 2019

July 2018, Kerrera, Scotland


Kinuachdrachd

NOVEMBER 20, 2019

July 2019, Jura, Scotland


Old Harry

NOVEMBER 20, 2019

August 2019, South Coast, England


The Happy Afloat Podcast

Coffee Talk - Why go Family Sailing?

NOVEMBER 20, 2019

November 2019, Medway, Kent, England


Gigha

NOVEMBER 8, 2019

July 2018, Gigha, Scotland


Canna

NOVEMBER 8, 2019

July 2019, Canna, Scotland


Eriskay

NOVEMBER 8, 2019

July 2019, Outer Hebrides, Scotland


Castlebay

NOVEMBER 8, 2019

July 2019, Outer Hebrides, Scotland


Vatersay

NOVEMBER 8, 2019

July 2019, Outer Hebrides, Scotland


Fort Augustus Locks

November 23, 2019

June 2019, Scotland


Gairlochy Lighthouse

November 23, 2019

June 2019, Scotland


Sunset at Sharfleet

NOVEMBER 7, 2019

April 2019, Sharfleet Creek, Kent, England


The Happy Afloat Podcast

Coffee Talk - Introducing the Crew

NOVEMBER 6, 2019

November 2019, Medway, Kent, England


The View From Sharfleet

SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

September 2017, River Medway, Kent, England


Fort Darnet

SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

September 2017, River Medway, Kent, England


Sky in the Pye

SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

August 2017, Pyefleet Creek, Essex, England


Principality of Sealand

SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

August 2017, North Sea, Suffolk, England


Old Lady

SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

August 2017, Pyefleet Creek, Essex, England


Titchmarsh Marina

SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

August 2017, Walton Backwaters, Essex, England


Medway Mini Sail 2017.7.9

JULY 11, 2017

July 2017, Medway, Kent, England


Fun in the Thames

JUNE 05, 2017

May 2017, Thames Estuary, Kent, England.


Red Sands Fort

JUNE 05, 2017

June 2017, Thames Estuary, Kent, England


Medway Magic

APRIL 19, 2017

April 2017, Medway, Kent, England


Cruising in Style

APRIL 19, 2017

March 2017, Thames Estuary, Kent, England


Monty

FEBRUARY 26, 2017

Feburary 2017, Thames Estuary, Kent, England


Sunny Sheerness

FEBRUARY 21, 2017

Feburary 2017, Medway, Kent, England


December Sunrise

DECEMBER 05, 2016

December 2016, Medway, Kent, England


Evening Sail on the Medway

DECEMBER 05, 2016

December 2016, Medway, Kent, England


Sunrise at Stangate Creek

OCTOBER 23, 2016

October 2016, Stangate Creek, Medway, Kent, England


Memories of Duart Castle

SEPTEMBER 18, 2016

July 2004, Isle of Mull, Scotland


Yacht 'Karitas'

SEPTEMBER 17, 2016

'Karitas' - 1994 Bavaria 320 Sportline

September 2016, Medway, Kent, England.


Memories of Plockton

SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

July 2004, Plockton, Scotland


Marvellous Medway

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016

September 2016, Medway, Kent, England


Pirates of the Medway

SEPTEMBER 11, 2016

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September 2016, Stangate Creek, Medway, Kent, England.


Slaughterhouse Point Anchorage

SEPTEMBER 11, 2016

September 2016, Stangate Creek, Medway, Kent, England.


Memories of Heybridge Basin

SEPTEMBER 06, 2016

April 2005, Heybridge Basin, Essex, England.


Pico Pics

SEPTEMBER 05, 2016

September 2016, Seasalter, Kent, England.


Memories of Borkum

SEPTEMBER 05, 2016

May 2005, Borkum, Germany.


Windy Day

SEPTEMBER 04, 2016

September 2016, Seasalter, Kent, England.


Seasalter

SEPTEMBER 04, 2016

September 2016, Seasalter, Kent, England.


Memories of Staffa

SEPTEMBER 02, 2016

July 2004, Western Isles, Scotland


Memories of Brixham

SEPTEMBER 02, 2016

May 2004, Brixham, England


Messing About in Boats

SEPTEMBER 01, 2016

'Pesky Pico' - Dinghy Racing

September 2016, Seasalter, Kent, England.


Yacht 'Caol Ila'

SEPTEMBER 01, 2016

'Caol Ila' - 1984 Nauticat 43

April 2008, South Coast, England

April 2008, South Coast, England

April 2007, Stangate Creek, Medway, Kent, England


Yacht 'Rival Ranger'

SEPTEMBER 01, 2016

'Rival Ranger' - 1977 Rival 38c

July 2004, Ardlanish, Scotland

August 2005, Denmark

May 2004, Salcombe, England