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Coastal Sail

The Sailing Secretary organised a very successful coast sail on the Solent over the weekend of the 7th and 8th July 2018, sailing in members' yachts Rosebud and Hawkeye. Nineteen members attended over the two days. Winds were light in the morning on both days, so after rendezvousing off Hythe Marina on Southampton water, the boats motored over to Cowes for lunch at the Folly Inn on Saturday, and then the Tapas Restaurant at Shepherds Marina on Sunday. The sea temperature at 25 degrees C was enticing enough for the crew of Rosebud to go swimming in Osbourne Bay after lunch on Sunday.

A sea breeze of up to 20 knots from the SW blew up in the afternoon on both days, so the crews enjoyed a cracking sail back to Southampton. This was the first experience of big boat sailing for many of members participating and it was a bit of an eye opener for them, compared with sailing on the Thames.

Sailing on the Solent is always memorable, but the weather on this weekend made the experience particularly special!
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