… for the Max from your sailing!

End of Season Folly Jolly – October 25th/26th 2008

Solent Region end a successful season at the Folly Inn with six boats

The last rally of the season was enjoyed by all who braved the weather to meet up at the Folly Inn.  Six boats tied up at the pontoon and in all the party comprised nineteen adults, one intrepid nine year old and a dog.  The crews of four boats sent apologies because of the adverse weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday.  However, conditions were not as bad as predicted with good sailing on Saturday and very gentle conditions for the trip home on Sunday.  Sara and Andy Horwood (Asante) came by car since they were racing the next morning and wanted to make sure they were on the start line by 9.00 am!

The wind did get up on Saturday evening driving the pontoon party aboard ‘Blue Rider’.  It was a case of ‘How many can you get on a Maxi?’  The answer is all of us!  Please see the photograph below of those in the cock pit of Peter and Sue Stonestreet’s ‘maxiest’ Maxi 1000; the rest were below and, to Peter’s relief, the boat stayed afloat.  Everyone was pleased to welcome Jim, his son and grandson plus friend Jutta, the crew of ‘Second Rebellion’, who were initiated into the joys of table top dancing at the Folly and were able to provide excellent advice about on board electronics.  As usual, a good time was had by all and after Sunday morning coffee, we began to disperse, promising to do it all again next October.

Richard & Lorraine Sams (Bilton Garth)