messing about in boats

Solent Sailing – August Bank Holiday

Posted in Sailing by Joseph Moore on September 25, 2009

A friend of mine has a Van De Stadt Rebel 41 moored down in Southampton and plans were laid to take her across to the Channel Islands for a couple of days over the bank holiday weekend.

Thursday night saw forecasts of strong winds so discrection being the better part of valour we opted to stay put and stuff our faces with pizza. Friday dawned to some pretty serious southwesterly gales and big waves making their way all the way up the solent with no sign of letting up: looked like going to sea wasn’t the best idea. Cue a weekend of cruising around the solent just enjoying being on the water, taking photos and getting a bit salty.

Sailing to the Needles

Sailing to the Needles

Sailing in the Solent - rough weather

Sailing in the Solent - rough weather

Moored in Lymington

Moored in Lymington

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