I've just caught up with this thread.
Guess I'll have to launch early (at Lymington) and meet you guys at Calshot. Not sure whether it has been mentioned, but are you aware that you will be launching at low water springs (ish)? It will certainly be a physical exercise for me
Agree with all the comments re wind and tide, but there has been no mention of a barbeque. Are we still planning one, or has it been binned? I would like to get the greater part of the passage behind us, before stopping. St. Catherines to the Needles does not really have any useable beaches, so it is then the Western Solent, with beaches such as Alum, Totland etc.
What do we think