Weymouth Saturday August 9th 2003
We provisionally booked 10 berths in Weymouth harbour. We sailed from Yarmouth on Thursday and met with two other early-birds in Weymouth harbour. Eventually five Maxis turned up and were moored on the East side of the Harbour. The weather was gloriously sunny all weekend with a light and variable breeze. As usual we gathered for drinks at 1800 before walking to Hamiltons for supper. Hamiltons is near the old pier head and the food was very good, they only just managed to squeeze all 14 of us in.
Perhaps the invitation was too late or members just too busy because Taranaki was on her own in Cherbourg. The weather was perfect for sailing and sunbathing!
Folly Inn Medina River Cowes Sat June 7th HW Portsmouth 1726 BST 4.1m
We reserved spaces for 8 boats on council mid-river pontoons at the Folly Inn, 7 boats attended. Thank you all for coming and making it a success.
Saturday was a good sunny one with light and variable winds, the weather stayed dry ’till midnight.
We started with a glass of wine or two, all 15 in Taranaki’s cockpit. This was followed by a very enjoyable evening at the Folly Inn. Fiona was celebrating her birthday so she ensured that we took full advantage of the Folly’s table top dancing facilities!
Sunday was not as expected and we all had a rather boisterous sail home. Lee on Solent recorded over 40Kts that morning.
Lymington Sat May 17th HW Portsmouth 1300 BST 4.9m
Bad weather hindered the Lymington rally but those that didn’t go by boat went by road and Taranaki, Leda of Hamble, Caorann, Les Alizes attended. The food in the Mayflower pub was excellent and is recommended.