UPDATED 10/11/11 - The dates for this weekend has been set as:-
Meet Yarmouth Friday 4th May 2011
Sail for Poole AM Saturday 5th May
Following on from this post:-
PhillM and I thought it would be a good idea to put on a cruise from the West Solent area to Poole and back, aimed specifically at novices in small sailing boats, say up to 26' o/a. Think of it as a less daunting version of the Cherbourg cruise.
Obviously this needs to be discussed in more detail; 2 or 3 days, max/min numbers, destination, minimum experience? It would be good to have some of you more experienced chaps and chapesses along for advice, etc.
Looking at the Almanac, it appears that the weekend of 4th/5th/6th May would meet the requirements. All times in UTC.
Friday May 4th – Portsmouth
So should facilitate a good morning sail to Yarmouth for people comming from the East.
Saturday May 5th – Portsmouth
So if we leave 0915 UTC (10.15 BST) we should catch the stream going west. We should aim to arrive Poole just after LW, which is at 1535 0.5.
Sunday May 6th
Poole LW is at 0403 0.4 so looking at the tidal estimate in the Almanac it looks like the tide will be on the ebb from 10.00 onwards.
So using HW +5 we can get back into the Solent from 1606 onwards.
Depending on the weather we could then go back into Yarmouth or use the stream to get down as far as Cowes before sunset at 1952. I guess the decision as where each person wants to stop will be up to each skipper and depend on how tired they and their crew are.
Monday 7th May - for those who dont want to carry on East from Yarmouth until Monday (and that most likly would include us)
So there could be an early morning sail back eastwards.
Please leave a post if you would like your name added to the list.
Ru88ell - paid
PhillM - paid
prv - paid
Seajet - paid - Pulled out.
Giblets - paid
Laundryman - paid
Kylema 2 - paid
AuldSot - paid
colhel - not stopping at Yarmouth
Lustyd - paid
Paul_G - paid
Solentboat - paid - Pulled out, so we have a vacancy.
ib1 - paid
Chrissie - paid
Simondjuk - paid
BarryH - paid - Pulled out, so we have another vacancy. (Boat untested)
Gallan947 - paid - Pulled out, so we have another vacancy. (Boat untested)
The list is now closed. If you would like to come please note that we are starting a waiting list on a first come, first served basis.