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Old 14 February 2008, 17:41   #1
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Cowes - Saturday 16 February 2008

Was planning to take my Sister over to Cowes for the day, anyone out Sat? Looks cold but calm and sunny
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Hi Andy
Sunday looks better, less wind, was hoping to do a run down to Brighton, get some hot grub and motor back to Chi, will see how it all looks off at Selsey first, Andre any of your gang up for it or any others interested.
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I think we're heading out on Saturday. Off to Cowes and then perhaps along to Yarmouth. Looks sunny but perhaps a bit of wind.

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Not going tomorrow, but Sunday instead
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Andy, come to Teignmouth, would be great to catch up, you know you want to !!!
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Well so much for Cowes!

Was enjoying it so much just went straight past and kept going, right past the Needles to play in some livelier waters

Headed back to port when our stomach's told us it was lunch time, so headed to Yarmouth for a bite in the Kings head. On route we paid a visit to Alum Bay and nearly fell fowl to a floating lobster pot rope, but a quick flick into nuetral and trim up saved the day. In Yarmouth you can see we were the only boat at Town Quay which surprised me somewhat.

After our refueling stop, headed North then East along the coast though to Calshot a quick turn North again had me racing the Red Jet and a couple of Gin Palaces up Southampton water, needless to say I had to slow so they could keep up

A quick photo stop off of Queen Victoria Park and it was off again, hugging the coast to Portmouth where to Wind against tide was making the usuall confused seas off of Gilkicker point. This is where I hurt myself! I got thrown forward onto the steering wheel which had it been 2" lower would have removed the wedding tackel It hurt and still hurts none the less.

On return to Haslar we found the tide a little low for recovery, so tied alongside a pontoon and whilst waiting walked to the end. Who should I see comming around the corner but Jimbo and Co. After a few mins of chat Pete 7 came ambling down the pontoon clutching a cupper (he's a one that Pete). So a bit of a RIBnet meet at the end of the day
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Ohh nearly forgot.

Thanks to Jimbo and Richard for supplying the cups of Tea after recovery
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