The Naiad Voyages

Mark Austen

Naiad's Voyages

These are the voyages of Naiad, a Fairey Falcon dinghy in the fashion of Shoal Waters.

Captain's Table

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Naiad's Reconstruction

For details of the reconstruction of Naiad you should see the reconstruction project log.

Latest News on the Naiad Voyages.

2019.02.14 - Lighter Evenings
Last week was fairly horrendous as far as sailing weather went as storm Erik raced over the country bringing with it very high winds and wet ...more
2019.02.03 - Braving the Cold
My weather station in the field behind the house read -4 Celsius when I left to go down to Naiad. Other than to check her ropes during some ...more
2019.01.22 - I Must Go Down to the Boat Today
hm.... doesn’t really have the same ring to it, but that’s the thought I had as soon as I finished work this afternoon. It has been more ...more
2019.01.05 - First Sail of the Year
The forecast was marginal and it was cold out but I decided to go for a sail anyway. I arrived early, and by 9am had lit the heater, put on ...more
2019.01.01 - Second Sailing Season in Review
So, how did the second sailing season go? Pretty much a mixed bag really, Naiad didn't get launched until late April, nearly two months ...more