A few more to our flotilla and a great offer of help from Biff
We did this last year on a rolling start, so assuming it's clockwise it will go something like this:
Boats leave Poole Area picking up a few more boats along the way inc Christchurch, Lymington and Yarmouth and head towards our rendezvous which will be outside Cowes (or near by).
Boats leaving from Southampton can meet with each other en route to the Cowes rendezvous.
We all leave the rendezvous together and head round to the forts picking up the boats from Portsmouth area.
We then head round the island, when we get to the Needles we say good bye to our friends from Poole and Christchurch as they have now completed the circumnavigation.
Last year we stopped off at Yarmouth to grab some fuel and use the loo.
Lastly head down the Solent feeling rather smug that we did it
The final split takes place near Bramble Bank as boats head towards Southampton, Cowes and the rest off to Portsmouth and beyond
I'll look into the best place to stop on the way round, but with the number of boats expected I don't think it will be Ventnor however it might take on the form of a floating picnic in one of the bays and girls using the bigger boats for the loo