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Just Keep Walking

A crew of regular Bella sailors who have sailed around the island many times set out to walk from St Kats Point to Cowes via Tennyson Down as part of the annual Island Challenge. 8 people set off as part of the 1600 or so event competitiors and pleased to advise that all of the Bella 8... Read more

Posted 8th May @ 10:07


New Deck table for Bella

As part of our ongoing commitement to keep Bella looking fabulous we have replaced the deck table with a new removable table which is designed to provide additional hand holds, a foot brace when its removed and a structure to hold the chart plotter. this has all been achieved in a really elegant... Read more

Posted 11th April @ 11:03


2018 Shakedown

Great shakedown sail on Bella last weekend, it was a really important weekend and our opportunity to make sure that she is ready for the 2018 season, all is working well and that the winter prep work was all good. 

The crew had a great time albeit they gave the spinnacker a little... Read more

Posted 20th February @ 5:37


2018 preperation

Bella is now in the moddle of her winter refit. All the usual maintenace points are being dealt with including servicing of engine and gear boax, a deep clean of the interior, rigging maintenance and servicing of all of the safty and lifesaving equipment.

In addiiton Bella is undergoing... Read more

Posted 6th January @ 6:24


Brogue trader managers sail with spirit

The managers of the award winning shoe business #brogue trader had a fabulous sail on Bella of London as part of the inaugrial annual managers event. The evening and day was hosted by the Managing Director Chris Macnamara.

While novices to sailing the team turned up impeccably dressed w... Read more

Posted 5th June @ 5:03

Categories: Racing

Fastnet Qualification - COMPLETE!

Following Bella's successful, albeit slow, completion of the 2017 Myth of Malham race over the bank holiday weekend just past, we are delighted to confirm that we are now qualified for the 2017 Rolex Fastnet RaceRead more

Posted 1st June @ 12:12




We succesfully practiced MOB drills in Port Solent

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Posted 23rd May @ 9:36


Sea Survival

We had a fabulous weekend in Port Solent on a dedicated Bella sea survival training weekend which was hosted by Vortex. Great combination of Classroom theory and practicals including fire fighting, flares,MOB recovery and the pool excercise. For the pool we used the winsdom of our skipper, M... Read more

Posted 23rd May @ 9:22


Foundations laid for Fastnet

We have now completed our first qualifyer for the 2017 Fastnet. The Cervantes cup was a race from Cowes to Le Harve round marks. We have a fantastic race with our new crew and it was great fun to pick off competitors one by one.

With an expectation of arriving at sun rise in Sunday we w... Read more

Posted 2nd May @ 9:36


RYA Training

Fantastic new; Bella of London is now a recognised sea-based training centre which means that we can now provide RYA recognised training including Competent Crew, Day Skipper, Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore.

Commenting on the news, Director and Centre Principal - Mike Surr... Read more

Posted 13th March @ 9:39


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