Roy, I won't hold BIBOA or Scorpion ownership (aren't they synonymous?
) against you, so that looks like a plan coming together
I'm up for round the island (third time in all and second anti-clockwise for me) subject to weather.
I could meet the group at 11.06 (1/2 hour after LW Portsmouth) at Scratchells Bay (just SE of the Needles) or Alum Bay (just NE) if a SWly blowing. The tide down the West of the island starts to set SE at around 10.00 (being approx Portsmouth HW+5) so should push us round nicely.
With Ryde and the upper part of Wootton Creek only accessible 2-3 hours before Portsmouth HW (HW being 17.21) lunch in Cowes or Yarmouth looks favourite (and gets me as far as possible on the way back to Poole). Could do Folly as a fall back position if weather prohibits round the island.
Anyone else up for it and where and when are others launching?