For the second year running MOA held a rally on the River Yealm over the weekend 3rd and 4th September. A combination of unsettle weather forecast and unhelpful tides for heading west from the Solent , resulted in 5 boats signed up for the rally. In the end 3 Maxis came together on the visitor’s pontoon, AmyLou from the Solent, Reflection and Skyfall both from Plymouth.
The obligatory Saturday pontoon party was held on aboard AmyLou.. Asante attended as a “wheels rally” driving down from the Solent and were dinghied out to AmyLou. Afternoon rain meant the Pontoon party was held under the protection of cockpit tent.
Just in time the rain stopped, and the sun shone, suitability lubricated inflatables headed for the harbour office, pontoon, making the walk along the river path to the Dolphin Inn at Newton Ferrers. The Pub provided a thoroughly enjoyable evening dinner. The return to the dinghies was challenging with no moonlight, a return along the river path was abandon in favour for the streetlights of the road.
Many new friendships were made, with another member enjoying their first rally with the MOA.
The overnight rain dried out Sunday morning, allowing Reflection and Skyfall an easy return Plymouth. AmyLou had the week to return to the Solent and opted to stay in Dartmouth for 3 nights while the worst of the wind blew through.