Owners Stories

3 Darling girls cross the Atlantic onboard their Southerly 42RST, ‘Triple D

3 Darling girls cross the Atlantic onboard their Southerly 42RST, ‘Triple D by Darling Girls

Southerly 42RST

In July 2010, the Darling girls set off on an epic adventure, sailing from Portsmouth to the Canary Islands, across the Atlantic, to the Caribbean, raising money for Centrepoint, a charity which provides for homeless young people in London.The all female crew:...

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Distant Shores in the Baltic

Distant Shores in the Baltic by Paul and Sheryl Shard

Southerly 49

Paul and I had always wanted to sail to the countries of Scandinavia so following a successful shake-down cruise to the Channel Islands last spring aboard our new Southerly 49, Distant Shores II, we returned to England to the Northshore Shipyard to complete a few...

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Round the Island Race 2011

Round the Island Race 2011 by Phil Wilson

Southerly 42RST

Saturday 25th June was dominated by the weather which threw everything it had to offer at the record-breaking fleet of over 1900 yachts that competed in the 80th Anniversary of Round the Island Race. Some 16,000 sailors faced wind speeds of up to 28 knots and there...

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Round the Island Race

Round the Island Race by Bob Pearson

Southerly 38

When Gill and I first saw the plans for the 38 we were overjoyed. At last the Southerly we had been waiting for, not too big for our experience, a good looking cruising boat but deep down a racer! We have sailed all our lives in dinghies and catamarans, catamarans...

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Trans-Atlantic Lessons

Trans-Atlantic Lessons by Paul & Sheryl Shard

Southerly 42RST

Which Route to Take? Old time advice is to “head south until the butter melts” then point the bows to the Caribbean. Nowadays with margarine and other spreads this can be tricky ;- A more reasonable strategy is to head south-west from the Canary Islands...

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Maiden Voyage - Trans Atlantic Passage

Maiden Voyage - Trans Atlantic Passage by Paul & Sheryl Shard

Southerly 42RST

Greetings from Lisbon, Portugal, where we have just completed the first leg of this year's voyage from Falmouth, England, aboard our brand new Southerly 42RST sailboat, "Distant Shores". The boat is beautiful and we are really thrilled! We took delivery of the boat on...

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Entering the AZAB (Azores & Back)

Entering the AZAB (Azores & Back) by Alan Crockard

Southerly 135RS

Undertaking the single or two handed race to the Azores and back (AZAB), which occurs every four years, requires considerable time and effort to prepare the boat, equipment and Crew. The race from Falmouth to Porto del Garda has a one week 'rest over' on the island...

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Finding the Perfect Cruising Yacht

Finding the Perfect Cruising Yacht by Juan Florin

Southerly 42RS

Reading, down in the confines of a cozy, teak saloon, to the flickering glow of a lantern, tucked into a little Maine cove with no other boat around.  Waiting for the fog to lift on a summer morning and discussing what would the perfect boat be, for cruising in...

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AZAB 2007 - Web Diary - Leg One

AZAB 2007 - Web Diary - Leg One by Rob Packham

Southerly 110

02 June 50:05.42N 04:59.20W - One hour into Race The AZAB started at 1310 hrs for Star Dancer in Class 3. We awoke at Pendennis Marina, Falmouth to a grey misty morning but the visibility and wind improved up to the race start. We were a respectable 3rd over the line...

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Yachting Monthly Biscay Triangle Rally 2005

Yachting Monthly Biscay Triangle Rally 2005 by Chris Longstaff

Southerly 135RS

Having decided to take a 'sabbatical' in 2007, when we are contemplating crossing the Atlantic we set about acquiring our 'ideal' boat. Having considered the pros and cons we reasoned that buying a new boat was the best strategy for us. The Blue Water Biscay Triangle...

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Caribbean voyage

Caribbean voyage by Barry Meacham

Southerly 135

Since the launch of the first Southerly 135 series III, was shown at the London Boat Show, Northshore has enjoyed a continuous run of orders for the 45ft flagship of the Southerly range. Designed by Rob Humphreys as a true blue water, world class cruiser, the...

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