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Welcome to 'Sam and Steve Go Sailing', a blog about our sailing adventures and family life onboard our Beneteau Cyclades, Ruby May...

Sam and Steve (Hodge) are both experienced sailors, with an absolute love of the water. They sail regularly around the UK and French coasts. With a zest for adventure, they are both commercially endorsed offshore Yachtmasters and RYA Cruising Instructors. Here they blog about their experiences and exciting adventures. For commercial enquiries please visit www.tothehorizon.co.uk.

 

A day sail around the Montgomery wreck

Days at sea: 1 Crew: the family, plus Grandparents Conditions: it started off light and built to a near gale - F6/7 Best bits: spending...

Starfish!

After a night onboard, upon pulling up our anchor we welcomed hundreds of Starfish on deck!

Sailing from Milford Haven to Chatham

We finally got to bring our new boat (Ruby May) home, after waiting month's for lockdown rules to ease. Days at sea: 7 Nautical Miles:...

Burnham blast in the sunshine

Onboard: Sam, Steve, and the kids Days at sea: 2 Nautical miles: 94 Conditions: F3 - 5. Absolutely beautiful beam reach sailing in the...

Post lockdown getaway!

Onboard: Sam, Steve, and the kids. Days at sea: 2 Nautical miles: 61 Conditions: Beautiful F3, warm sunshine What, where and when?: We've...

A birthday onboard!

Onboard: Sam, Steve, and the kids Conditions: Clear skies, 20kts of breeze What, where and when?: The world seems to be shutting down...

Family sail to Burnham-on-Crouch

Onboard: Sam, Steve and the kids Nautical Miles: 101 Days at sea: 3 Night hours: 6 Conditions: F4, overcast and chilly as you would...