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Cheeky evening sail to the Needles

by Ianfs » 28 Jun 2018, 08:42

We managed a short evening sail from Lymington to about a NM passed the Needles yesterday evening. The wind was weird and it just shows you that weather channels are not as accurate as often thought. I've always said that if they say F3 SW and we have low pressure, expect F4 from all angles, if it says F2 with high pressure then F1 or calmer.

Passed the Needles it picked up and we got some really good sailing in and with a little help from a sea breeze on the way back and with some tacking we made good way.

My son took his drone and got some great footage which I hope I can publish soon, but in the mean time here are a few shots.

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by ColinR » 28 Jun 2018, 11:25

Very nice Ian. I'm jealous.
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by shibbs » 28 Jun 2018, 21:21

I can’t help but think your slowly converting Ian...? :lol:
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by ChrisH » 28 Jun 2018, 21:41



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by ColinR » 29 Jun 2018, 09:52

shibbs wrote:I can’t help but think your slowly converting Ian...? :lol:


It's an age thing :lol:
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by Ianfs » 29 Jun 2018, 10:47

It's an age thing 



Eerrr, pot kettle. :lol:
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by ColinR » 29 Jun 2018, 11:15

Ianfs wrote:
It's an age thing 



Eerrr, pot kettle. :lol:


As I said, I'm jealous :D

Hopefully I have a fishing trip tomorrow out of Christchurch. (not on a saily thing though) :lol: :lol:
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by ian h » 29 Jun 2018, 20:00

I wish we lived down the coast as would have been out every eve,

Planning the second trip of the year :lol: for Sunday
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by Ianfs » 02 Jul 2018, 09:21

I wish we lived down the coast as would have been out every eve,


I wish I had your boat. :lol:
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by ColinR » 02 Jul 2018, 09:27

Ianfs wrote:
I wish we lived down the coast as would have been out every eve,


I wish I had your boat. :lol:


With the current fuel prices? Ar you sure :(
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