When we first decided to get a dog, we wanted a labrador. However, the practicalities of lifting a full grown lab from dory to yacht put us off, so we decided to go for a Working Cocker Spaniel. Some friends had a small bitch who had a lovely nature, so we went to the same breeder. From the moment we saw Alfie we fell in love and I like to think he fell in love with us. He has been a wonderful addition to the family.
He soon learned to love sailing, here he is taking his turn at watch.
And then when he became more confident, he took over as figurehead!
Once he has completed his RYA Yachtmaster course, he can take his turn as skipper!