Following the success of last years rally to Shepards Wharf at Cowes, we organised another visit. Ten Maxi’s booked in with an eleventh squeezed in on the day. (Apparently 11 boats on a Maxi rally is a record!)
We were blessed with fantastic sunny weather, and for those that left the trip to the afternoon, the wind picked up and a good sail could be found! If only that weather could be guaranteed for all rallies!
As the boats gathered during the afternoon we were also treated to a Red Arrows display – it would be nice to take credit for that but we suspect the IOW festival organisers might have had something to do with!
Drinks & nibbles were provided on the pontoon near Asante, courtesy of M-O-A and the beautiful warm evening made it a very social occasion with both new faces and “old” mingling. We then all – 24 of us – went off to the Island Sailing Club for an excellent meal with very good service and enjoyed by all.
Sunday morning dawned hot and sunny again, and boats left at intervals to catch tides east and west. For us it was nice to meet lots of new faces, and meet up with old friends.
Boats attending were:
Asante, Bilton Garth, Blue Rider, Caribou, Good Time Girl, Les Alizes, Looking for Kloos, Magewind, Maxima, Sapphire, Walk of Like
Andy and Sara