The meeting point seems fine to me. Not sure where I will be coming from yet. It all depends on the weather. I am planning to do some boating from next Monday, 2nd August (just when the weather is set to change), so I may be out the day before too...... but if not, with the tides as they are, I will probably launch at Lymington.
Beware though.... I'm coming so expect a minimum of Force 6!
PS.... Anyone off between 2nd to 10th August and fancy a trip? Cross channel maybe?