It was, as advertised, a lovely spring stroll – the weather was a bonus, with warm sunshine and little wind. There were six Mariners plus five more made up of friends and relations – a convivial small group with compatible walking pace which is always helpful for the leader.
Thirteen boats launched on a fairly windless Hedgecourt for the annual pursuit race. Race Officer, Dave Clark postponed the race briefly until a light westerly wind appeared...
It’s not all hard work, being a Tuesday Club member! Recently we decided it was time for a “Works Outing”, so 12 of us set off on a rather wet and misty Wednesday morning to the RNLI HQ in Poole.
As cruise leader, I had hoped for a better turnout. There was just the one dinghy on the day, although a number of others had wanted to crew. Donal
What a fabulous day’s sailing we had in Portsmouth Harbour at the end of June! 16 Mariners assembled at Hardway Sailing Club’s slipway to rig their boats and set sail once the tide had risen sufficiently.
There is a beautiful walkway around Cobnor point with picture post-card views of Bosham, Itchenor, and down the Channel to East Head. It was here that King Canute once pondered power over the tides.
Our first Chichester Harbour Cruise of 2018 was a really beautiful day. The weather was warm and sunny and the light breeze held up almost all day, making for near perfect cruising conditions.
The annual cruise around Hayling Island this year will be going anti-clockwise as high water will be just after 11am. We will be going anti-clockwise around Hayling Island going up the Emsworth Channel and then following the island shore towards H.I. Bridge.
Have you every wondered why Hedgecourt Lake is where it is, or when it was built and what it was for? Well, come along to our Dry Meeting this month and these and lots of other questions will be answered.