A selection of photographs from a variety of sources that I hope capture most of the people, places and boats that were part of this enjoyable week on the south coast exploring Chichester harbour before venturing west to Gosport, across to Bembridge on the Isle of Wight and then back to Chichester, between July 28th and August 4th, 2021.
There are over 90 images. I suggest you choose a cup of what you like, a favourite tune or two, find the biggest screen you can, turn your engine off, sit back and let the sails take over.
Tenacity and Pilchard launched at Cobb's Quay Marina, Sonny and White Lightning sailed in. First trip was up the River Frome to Wareham, then out heading West to Swanage/Studland and back to Poole, next East for lunch in Christchurch Bay then on to Keyhaven. A morning at Hurst Castle waiting for the tide to come up, then next day further East to Lymington. Then we did a quick 'there-and-back' to Yarmouth. Rod and Dave brought back trailers from Poole to Lymington so we could haul out there. We had a great time, as usual. See the next magazine for all the gory details ...
First Association outing of the season, a slightly damp Bank Holiday weekend on the Avon!
The flotilla consisted of Rod & Jill in Pilchard, Liz & Dave in Tenacity, and Rick & Glenis in White Lightning. We launched at Welford Boat Station, a few miles downstream of Stratford-upon-Avon, and headed further downstream, stopping the night at Evesham, and reaching Wyre Piddle the following day before needing to turn back. We spent the second night at Offenham lock.