Yes, beaching for a short time would work. I'd thought we risked getting stranded but just realised I read the tides for wrong day!
I'd prefer to make it a day sail and return to Haslar. If we stayed overnight we wouldn't be able to leave until the afternoon, which is rather late for getting back to Hamble. Or leave before 7am which is a bit stressful!
Rick Jones (Treasurer) 1994 Mac 19 "White Lightning", Isle of Wight
Have a great trip folks and lots if adventures, I hope. Do take pics and a written record of it for the magazine would be a bonus. A sailing log, fireside anecdotes and near misses all make for good reading. Wish I could be with you.
Quentin Sands (Editor)
1993 MacGregor 19, Margarita
I would like to congratulate Roly for putting this together. Given the circumstances this is a worthy alternative to the Big Mac. Enjoy it, all. Have fun, Good Sailing and a fair wind and keep safe.
Well, 4 boats in Yarmouth! Chance of few with me for if I up maybe Warsash or Cowes. Please call me Frank Pitts... your phone not accepting calls tonight. ...Roly
Also Frank Jashcinski please liase 're Portsmouth liason/Booking...need to cancel....Roly
Just like to thank Roly and all who participated on this weekends Solent on the side.
We had a great time and it was good to meet Chris, Rick ,Rob and Frank.
We cut short our sailing time due to a few technical issues with the main sail but still managed over night in Yarmouth and a fabulous cruise back. Thought the food in Portsmouth light boat at Haslar marina was of a very good standard.
Well, fancy some desert? I'm thinking I might get blown up to Bembridge tomorrow to beach or marina. Anyone fancy meeting up? The marina has been quite full lately but might be ok . I shall aim to be there by high tide at 3pm. Looks like it will be sunny and wind lessening Sunday.
Change of plan. Staying on the Hamble tonight . Happy to take anyone for a day sail tomorrow. Should be a nice day.
Having reinstalled the mast after a lovely trip on the Medway Aranah will be ready to sail the high seas of the Solent any of the weekends in October barring 16th to 19th.
If anyone wouldike to join me with or without their boat please post here. ... .a final fling for the year.! ....covid sensitive of course. ...I think one crew could be managed with adequate distancing. Please give your availability and wish and I will try to fit itinery to match.