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Skipper’s Log

Welcome to the Skipper’s Log, my journal sharing the history and adventures of NickyNoo, a 41ft Legend Yacht.

The First Chapters

  • Legend 44 - SBSDecision Time – September 2003

    After many years of dreaming, reading yachting magazines and brochures, then spending many happy hours visiting boatyards & boat shows clambering over yachts old & new, the day of reckoning was fast approaching! We had decided on new or as new as possible within the constraints of our …Read more

  • DeliveryWaiting For Delivery – February 2004

    Following our Legend 41 test day on the Solent in September 2003, Suzie and I made our way to see David Lindner – Sales Manager at the Opal Marine site in Ipswich Haven Marina. David was to be our main contact and liaison throughout the whole process of …Read more

  • HandoverHandover Day – April 2004

    Finally, the day we had been waiting for arrived. After months of decisions about equipment, where it should be fitted and watching the progress of commissioning our new craft, she was now in the water and waiting for us to step aboard for the first time as a …Read more

  • HomeA Change of Direction – May 2004

    Following my last post ‘Handover‘ when we took ownership of NickyNoo and spent a fabulous week preparing for future adventures we were about to embark on, Suzie and I returned to our home in Lancashire in order to close a chapter of our lives and fulfill a promise I had made to Sue many years earlier …Read more



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