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Old 24 March 2012, 06:47   #61
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Flat calm and brilliant sunshine - so jealous can't make it!
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Old 24 March 2012, 07:00   #62
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Flat calm and brilliant sunshine - so jealous can't make it!
is that finally a deckchair on a beach that I would be able to fit in
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Old 24 March 2012, 07:47   #63
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Looks like the perfect day! Cant wait for the photos
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Old 24 March 2012, 09:05   #64
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What a perfect day! Flat calm out there, having lunch at Ventnor now at the Spyglass Inn before heading out again!
Lots of pics are on their way!
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Wish I could have joined you, but glad you're having a great day. Enjoy!!
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Sorry for those that couldn't make it (Oscarguitar who met us back at the marina was particularly gutted!) but for those that did, it was and excellent trip.

Leaving Poole just after 9.30 having had time to fuel, the sea was flat with visibility around five miles and a warm hazy sun trying to burn the mist off.

We met Invigor8 at Christchurch entrance after a quick call on the radio at 10.05 (ten minutes early) and headed towards Lymington where we arrived at the start of the channel at 10.30 just as Ian M came on the radio to say that he was already over on the Yarmouth side waiting for us! We met midway and hung around a short while for Nathan K and Brainz. Folowing a text message rom Nathan K to say that he was running late, we told him to catch us up and headed to Cowes so as not to miss the RV with the Southampton lot. We got to Cowes about 10.55 and whilst waiting for the Southampton lot we were joined by Brainz and at least one other boat (it was getting rather hard to keep track by this point!). Eventually, nine boats headed from Cowes towards Ventnor.

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Old 24 March 2012, 13:30   #67
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Nice pics the weather looks perfect, now looking forward to some more pics + Go-pro footage.
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Cheers David, pictures are great Now I feel even worse, especially as SWMBO has asked my why I didn't go!!!
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really was a perfect day, my first time out in calm and sunny conditions. A big Thank you to Trev and Alex for organising it!
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WOW!! - That was a brilliant day!!

Been round the Island a few times, but made it so much nicer having company

Whoever organised that weather deserves a medal
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