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August 2022.

After many years maintaining a web presence it is time to call it a day.  Domain name and hosting charges keep rising so with all prices going up due to inflation, stupid political moves like Brexit and Megalomaniac Putin, little economies have to be made.  The hypertext links have been disabled and the landing pages deleted from the servers.

To misquote Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy...

"So long and thanks for all the fish."

I have a number of interests resulting in this index page giving access to a variety of subjects.

Feel free to look around my world...World

You can e-mail me about any of these pages, if you wish.   Please let me know if you find any broken links or other problems with this site.  If there are anomalies please let me know so I can sort things out. 

Please note: There is no "shop," no page asking for any of your details, nor is there anything to download... consequently I have not paid for a SSL certificate for this website, so you may get a "Not Secure" warning for these pages.  Use common sense on the web and you should have no reason to fear my web pages.

Sorry but to the massive amounts of spam on the net, I have been forced to require that you  have Javascript enabled to allow you to see my e-mail address and contact me.


                  description of image} E-Boat Class Association

My E-Boat Class Association Pages give information about the boats, the association, safety aspects, diary of events, race results and sales/wanted.  However I handed on my E-Boat in 2016 (in the family) but am hoping some other current owner might take on and update the E-Boat pages.  Mean time current info can be found on FaceBook.

                  description of image} Sailing

I love sailing and I was* a qualified RYA Senior Instructor for Keelboats and Dinghies (to Level 5 of the older syllabus) and a member of the St. Andrews & Anstruther Sailing Clubs.  I have sailed and owned numerous dinghies, mono & multi-hulls and additionally sailed a few cruiser/racers over the past years.

*lack of time has meant I have allowed the qualifications to lapse.
Moody 28

                  description of image} Motorcycling

I have been motorcycling on the road since the age of 16.  I became a part time examiner with the Institute of Advanced Motorists in 1986.  However when I  retired from the police in 2005 I was offered the IAM's Motorcycle Staff Examiner position, covering Scotland and northern England... a position I enjoyed and held until 31 MAR 2014.  I am not a track fanatic, but I enjoy touring at home & in Europe and I have ventured into Trials to spend more 2-wheel time with my son.

 Mountain/Trail biking

I got my first pedal-cycle in the 60s and even back then I enjoyed cycling wooded trails, probably more than the roads... even if there was light traffic.  Now the roads are so busy I only use them to join up the off road trails, when there are no alternatives.  However, now in my 60s I get some battery assistance for the tougher climbs.

                  description of image} Cars

I have always been a car enthusiast and have owned a variety of vehicles over the years from MG's to family type cars and a Land Rover. I now have a 1977 MG Midget and 2004 Smart Roadster to eat into my free time/cash.

1977 MG MIdget

                  description of image} Fife Constabulary

The main constraint associated with my pursuits was always work... but having completed 30 years as a Police Officer I am now off to try other things and spend a bit more time on my pursuits!

Thane of Fife

                  description of image} Stage Lighting

I was introduced to stage lighting at the start of 3rd year at Kirkcaldy High School* (1970)... and have been interested / involved ever since with the odd period off due to work commitments.

*thank you Ross Mitchell (Chemistry teacher)