Two keen sailors who met through sailing and now spend most available free time on the water adventuring, teaching others how to sail or planning the next adventure on the water.

We decided to put this site together to document our adventures but also to, where possible, provide insight, guidance or just a view on tips and hints when sailing or being out on the water. Family sailing, adventure sailing or professional sailing, we hope to cover it all over time and share our thoughts and experience with anyone who is interested in reading. ​

Sam McClements

Sam is an experienced sailor with over 9,000nm in her log book. A qualified RYA cruising instructor and offshore Yacht Master, Sam has also competed in a leg of the Clipper Race. Sam also blogs at  


Steve Hodges (Hodge)

Sailing since his early years, when he attended the London Nautical School, Hodge has enjoyed sailing for much of his life. Now a fully qualified RYA Cruising Instructor and Offshore Yacht Master, Hodge has recently learnt the art of Celestial Navigation. Steve also blogs at

Ruby May

A Beneteau Cyclades 39.3, Ruby May started off life in the Caribbean as a stand-by Sunsail charter boat. Never called up for service, she found a new owner and enjoyed a trip across the pond to the UK. Sam and Hodge became her new owners in 2020. On this blog you will discover more about life onboard and the adventures of Ruby May and this sailing family.