The destination for the Solent Area rally over the Easter weekend 24th / 25th April, was the Royal Clarence Marina, Portsmouth Harbor.
The trip to Portsmouth on the Sunday was in hot sunshine, more characteristic of a Mediterranean summer’s day than spring in the Solent. Winds were light and so made for a relaxed trip.
A rendezvous between two of the boats gave an opportunity for a parcel of Easter eggs to be passed across just off Gilkicker. I’m not sure whether it was the pitching or the catching but it was the fish that enjoyed the chocolate feast!!!
We were joined by new members Robert and Sally who became the proud owners of Moonshine Blues just three weeks ago.
Drinks on the pontoon gave us the opportunity to discuss completed winter refit projects and plans for the summer. We then moved on to Mr G’s for dinner, more drinks and more conversation.
Mondays sail home was “Champagne Sailing” warm sunshine, smooth seas and 18 knots of wind; the conditions Maxis were created for.
Roll on the Summer.
Asante, Blue Rider, Blue Lightning, Good Time Girl, Suive and Moonshine Blues