• Cruising Life
  • Brexit (Camping) Gas Shortage!

    No blue 907 or 904 Camping Gas bottles are available anywhere in Cornwall or Devon. Neither Mylor Chandlery, MacSalvors @ the Boathouse in Penryn, nor the Bosun’s Locker in Falmouth have received any since the last week of July. None are to be had in Plymouth. Campsites are affected too and do not have any gas bottles either.

  • Alpa 11.50
  • 1976 Crusing World Article on the Alpa 11.50

    Original promotional photograph showing Alpa 11.50 sailing

    “Produced by ALPA of Italy, the Alpa 11.50 is a sleek, handsome, strongly built aft cockpit sloop designed for cruising or ocean racing (I.O.R. = 1 ton). She is, however, not a ‘flat out’, one-off racing machine with bare pipe birth berths below. The interior arrangements provide for comfortable accommodations for six, the head with the shower is large, and since there is a large forepeak sail peak, the comfortable fore-cabin is not cluttered with sails. Above decks, the hardware and fittings are totally complete with twin jib halyards, 2 speed winches for both genoa and spinnaker, internal halyards with reel winches and complete spinnaker gear. The large teak surfaced cockpit is complete with wheel steering, binnacle and compass and the helmsman, seated, has unusually fine visibility forward.”