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.

2017.10.27 - Return to the Hardstanding
The day started at the normal time, 06:00. We would be able to start sailing as soon as it was light enough to see where I was going safely. ...more
2017.10.26 - Overnighter
So far the plan is working. The yard can lift Naiad tomorrow afternoon, I just have to get her there. So, after work I cycled down to the ...more
2017.10.25 - Mann Tracht, Un Gott Lacht
“Mann Tracht, Un Gott Lacht” is an old Yiddish adage meaning, “Man Plans, and God Laughs.”, only it rhymes in Yiddish. Still, why ...more
2017.10.23 - Getting Darker
It is fairly obvious that it will not be long until I will not be able to sail in the afternoon. It is 5pm as I sit in Naiad‘s cockpit ...more
2017.10.19 - Cockpit Tent
The forecast for this afternoon was windy and wet but even so, I decided to go down to Naiad for a couple of hours. My intention was to use ...more