It's a good base for the beach at Slapton Sands or yachtie
I was dragged along to the dressage by my horse-mad sisters-in-law - and at the other end of the sporting spectrum was given a ticket by a yachtie
friend who couldn't make the sailing in Weymouth that day.
As we sailed into this famous yachtie
paradise, home of the America's Cup, we gaped at the clifftop Victorian summer "cottages" (75 rooms and up) built by the mega-mega-rich for use just six weeks of the year.
I think a lot of it has to do with the weather this weekend, and also the price of gas," said Ron Bloom, a former yacht club commodore who was manning one of the committee boats with fellow yachtie
One of the highlights of being a yachtie
rather than a landlubber was the freedom to drop anchor and dive into the underwater paradise to explore the coral and wrecks whenever we wanted.
But given the highly competitive nature of the grocery market, the self-confessed yachtie
will not find it plain sailing.
Heading west, we hit the yachtie
base of Newport in Rhode Island which was exactly that - a series of marinas filled with millions of dollars of expensive sailing craft and an overabundance of elderly American women, in one case all dressed in a clash of red and purple outfits, presumably so they could spot each other easily with their failing eyesight
Nautical taken too literally will bring a case of mistaken identity as a yachtie
, but many of this season's offerings are much more feminine and quirky, and give a hint of nautical as well as a literal translation.
The posh locals will doubtless be glued to some yachtie
going for gold in Athens.
Happyanunoit is a New Zealand-bred by Yachtie
out of Easter Queen, by Rajah.
From the chic restaurants and Venetian buildings of Corfu Town to the yachtie
havens of Lefkas and Kefalonia and the charm of little Paxos, even Io might have enjoyed her exile - if it hadn't been for the horsefly.
Seekers are introduced to these destinations with experiential excursions, such as an Ocean Racing Experience in Antigua, which matches two guest teams of six each with professional yachties
in head to head competition, and a Mountain Top Downhill Trek through historic plantation ruins in St.