It seems a long time ago now that we all met in Portsmouth for the Launch of the Rib4Macmillan. Well, this weekend saw the proud owners complete their RYA Powerboat Level 2 course at 5 Star Marine in Southampton. Here are some pictures of the 2 days that did not bode well in terms of weather. Be warned, there are a few pix to click through, but I have tried to capture the two days as best I can.
Launch Day - having picked the rib up from Biff on the morning of 4th October, Steve, Steve and Gaz get ready to put her in the water.
It was raining! And not exactly warm!
But we started with the basics!
Then it was some passage planning and chart work - the guys had never been to Cowes, so guess what!
And even with 4 fairly big lads onboard we managed a not to shabby 28 knts.
Followed by lunch at anchor in Osbourne Bay, doing 3 point fix and a few knots!
Then it was back to base for a bit more close quarter work and the award of their certificates.
Well done boys.
Then off to recover MacRib - and time to head the 220 miles north.
Due to the limitations on the number of pictures I can put on here, you can see the slide show by following the link - Rib4Macmillan2014 Slideshow by 5_Star_Marine | Photobucket
Congratulations to the lads and to all those that worked on MacRib - she is a great little boat and I think the boys will have great fun with her.