In 2001,Robin and I were both nearer to 60 than 50, and had been recreational or dinghy sailors most of our lives. Having owned half a yacht before, with another friend, when I saw Voltair for sale in Tobermory during a dive trip, I thought a partnership was the obvious way to go. Half the cost, half the worry, twice the fun. Haven’t regretted the decision one moment.

Now, in 2018, anno domini and increasing decrepitude has decreased our own seaworthiness, as well as that of our friends who used to come cruising with us, so we have sold Voltair to a new owner.

So, Joe, good luck and fair winds on your next voyages, wherever they may take you.