Water is in Stewart's blood (contrary to popular belief it isn't alcohol) after an early water baptism rowing at school, took up sailing in the 60's.
His first sailing craft was a Wharam Hina 22 foot catamaran "Sunbury Streak" built in Marine ply. After realising that 1 foot wide bunks were not quite to Anne's taste, he started building a 32 foot ketch and lived on the boat at Sunbury upon Thames with Anne and their young son Mark. When the 2nd child Siona appeared on the scene, a house seemed more appropriate and a few years passed until starting boating again.
He purchased a 17 foot lifting keel boat "Yimkin" and had great fun sailing in the Solent and on the Wey Navigation.
was our next yacht, a solid Westerly 25. The family sailed the South English
and French Coasts, until we wanted a faster and more roomy vessel.