hello all, Charlie dog and I had a great time, we stayed at Yarmouth till the Monday, and sailed back in the rain, but a great sail close hauled to Gosport, reefs in and out, and with the tide touching 8.5kn when well reefed.
It was really nice meeting you all, and Im up for round two, Chrissie
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08-05-12, 23:51 #541
09-05-12, 20:35 #542
Ah shame your Poole trip didn't go ahead, we went from Portsmouth to Poole on the Saturday...left at 11 and were there by 5 with the tide whipping us along, we were looking out for a ybw crowd. Obviously we paid for the quick trip with a horrid long slog to Yarmouth on Sunday, but didn't find any berths and ended up in Lymington.
Weather was actually surprisingly good, so thank you to everyone who posted in this thread! We decided to sail late on Friday and this thread was incredibly useful for planning.In the weary waste of waters
Not the lifting of a wave
10-05-12, 00:11 #543
As regards the drying out session (just the boat, not the occupants!), the next two or three weekends are probably out for us due to our move. After that, any weekend where there's not likely to be much north in the wind, which can lead to a slightly bumpy touchdown, will do for a beaching at East Head. The only decision to be made is whether to make it a brief stop, taking the ground shortly before low water and re-floating early in the flood, or a long one, drying shortly after high water and re-floating nearly 12 hours later. The former is good in the day as it allows some sailing either side, the latter best suited in the evening for an overnight stop on the beach.
The cruising chute session is slightly more dependent on the wind strength, although not needing to go from A to B means that the direction is at least irrelevant since we can go in any direction that suits.
Looking forward to both, hopefully sooner rather than later if we can get the trivia of house moves done and dusted quick smart to make way for the important stuff like sailing.
10-05-12, 00:20 #544
10-05-12, 10:01 #545
More pics added to the Photobucket account. Pub shots though.
10-05-12, 12:53 #546
I just uploaded a few more pics to photobucket.
DaveVivacity 20, South Coast
10-05-12, 13:16 #547
Sorry we didn't take more pics on the Portsmouth to Chichester hop. This was due to me leaning on the tiller handle and breaking it off at the root whilst we were hove to. It had been previously repaired in an invisible but not very strong manner which I'd not discovered during the refit. Fortunately we had a spare, but digging it out and fitting it was a bit of a distraction. The spare handle wasn't terribly confidence inspiring, hence why we then cracked on a bit with the minimum of tacking.
Even worse, it seems the few pics I did take are pretty mushy due to camera inadvertently having been set to spot focus mode.
10-05-12, 23:00 #548
10-05-12, 23:14 #549Vivacity 20, South Coast
10-05-12, 23:24 #550Registered User
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