Thursday, June 13th, 2013 - No Comments »
The day started with scrambled eggs and bacon on toast for breakfast. We left East Cowes and motored out into the Solent. There were strong winds (force 7, gusting gale force 8), so the boat leant at around 30°, added to the fact that there was lots of spray due to choppier seas than before. Our lunches, sandwiches, were eaten sliding across the deck. We only used the mainsail and the Yankee, but dropped the Yankee at intervals. We moored in Osborne bay for the evening, but will continue later on through the night.
3:00 am, Friday…
We’ve just finished putting away everything. We left at about 10 and navigated by ourselves via various buoys’, to North Sturbridge and then Outer Spit Bouy by sail and then motored into Gun Wharf Quays. It was a smooth journey, even if both the navigators fell asleep.
One word: Wet, wet, wet!
Today we left the port of Warsash, it had been raining in the morning as the forecast had predicted, with gale forces of up to eight. We had delicious bacon for breakfast.
We sailed to Southampton, where we saw a huge cruise ship called Royal Princess. We then turned around and sailed back into the Solent, where the weather took a turn for the worse; the rain left us feeling like drowned rats. After practising a man overboard situation, we turned towards Cowes and docked in East Cowes for the night. Shoes are still soaking from the rain; however after a night of drying they’re still wet.
By Rory G, Ben & Nicholas
We sailed from Cowes into the Solent where we hoisted the mainsail and the Yankee. We were scared!!! The weather got worse and very foggy. At the end of the day we followed the huge oil tanker “Clipper Moon” into Southampton, then stayed the night in Warsash.
There was a sandy beach nearby. For dinner we had chicken curry and it was nice.
By Reece, Michael & James
Went down to Portsmouth by train, got onto the yacht, were given a tour of the boat and then travelled to West Cowes by motor. We also made dinner (chicken fajitas). One of the highlights of the day was Michael Jones overloading on hot sauce!
By Charlie Johnson & Matthew Lewis