Welcome Aboard Sailor !

Let me tell you something about myself.

I am 'Tiger Lily', a Swift 18 - that is an 18 foot yacht with a retractable keel, four berths, cooker and loo. This makes it nice and cosy for the crew inside. I can sail at about 4.5 knots, but carry a 4Hp engine called 'Puke' to help when the wind goes light.

Vital Statistics
LOA 18 ft.
LWL 16 ft 4 in.
BEAM 7ft. 11in.
DRAFT 3ft. 6in. (keel down)
SAIL AREA 199 sq.ft.
BERTHS 4 (at a squash)
BUILT September 1985

As you can see I also have a pair of wheels, which means that I can get to faraway places pretty quickly. Crossing the channel is no problem inside a P&O ferry and getting to the Mediterranean takes me about 2 or 3 days (sure beats those bigger boats which have to sail via Gibraltar).

Curious to know a few more facts ?

If you want to know more about trailer sailing, then I hope to have some more notes here shortly. In the meantime, you might like to take a look at some of my holiday log books (txt files written by the Skipper):

Fair winds and gentle seas to you wherever you are sailing next.

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