cONFERENCE - LOG
Scout Sailing Experience
8-20 June 2021
Pleasant 7kn broad reach from Chichester to Ocean Village, Southampton on Friday. Sat & Sun yo-yoing Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers out to Southampton Water for a quick sail. Motored all the way back to Chichester with a head wind on Sunday. Moored up at 23:00, in bed by 01:30! Long but fun weekend.
22 May 2021
No crew today so decided to go out on my own.
Departed 10:30. Winds forecast to be F4, but this equated to anything from F0 to F5 in the heavy rain showers.
Lumpy exit over the bar with occasional breaking waves (2.5-4.5m depth shown)
Tacked up the Solent towards the Forts, then made my way home again for 17:30
7 October 2018
Angela, Marley & me had an easy trip out at HW with both lock gates open. Took a while against the tide but it was a nice sunny day. NE wind made for an easy passage out to the small ship passage in the barrier, then back for LW at 16:00. Discovered 0.7m is not quite enough water to get back on (a slow slide through the mud in the channel) so had to wait for it to go up a bit! Even a RIB turned back!
29 Sept 2018
Robin, John, Fleur & myself had a good sail out around the Nab Tower. Left Chichester at LW. Nice sunny day with good F3-4 breeze from the SE again. Back by 17:00.
01 Sept 2018
Robin, Claire, Alison & myself had a good sail to Bembridge. Left Chichester at LW and squeezed out with just 1m depth. Nice sunny day with good F3-4 breeze from the SE (not as per forecast!). Ali's first trip out so gentle sail back via No Mans Land Fort after checking out Bembridge Harbour. Back by 17:00.
26 Aug 2018
Slow & gentle start downwind gradually getting quicker once we cleared the eastern end of the Island
F2-4 gusting 6 W-WNW 18C
25 Aug 2018
Quick sail downwind (up to 6.5 kts) with just a reefed genoa up!
The marina is catering for bigger & bigger boats & squeezing all the little sailors out...
F4-5 gusting 6 W-WNW 18C
24 Aug 2018
Pleasant stop at the marina although it was a long walk back to the shore!
F3-4 W-WSW 20C
23 Aug 2018
Nice sail out to the needles then back to Lymington for the night.
F3-4 W/WSW 20C
22 Aug 2018
Busy night at Yarmouth with boats rafted 3 deep. Luckily we were against the pontoon so Marley could get off!
F2-4 W-WSW 22C
20-21 Aug 2018
Stayed 2 nights. Conference "landed" so gently we never noticed!
F2-4 W-WSW 23C