Originally Posted by Avocet
Hope that you and the PB2ers got back before the rain came down! ..... and hope that the latter enjoyed their course.
Luckily we were all out of the water and on the M3 before it rained!
I had a pretty choppy run to Cowes on Monday - Whisper and I nearly missed each other whilst trying to meet between Cowes and Southampton - it was F5 to 6 SE wind and pretty big waves as it was blowing straight up Southampton Water - neither of us could hear the other clear enough on the VHF's even though we were only a few miles apart - Searider's don't give the best wind protection, but luckily the mobile's worked OK!
Anyway - we had a great run to Yarmouth and back in the lee of the Island and enjoyed the mandatory nachos in the Wheatsheaf.
We were going to try a Round the Island run on Thursday - but the forecast is now a SE F4 gusting F5 and raining, which I think may make it a bit of a challenge in our 4.7m Seariders - especially as it is a higher wind on Wednesday so the swell will still be up.
Here's some picky's from the Folly on Saturday and Yarmouth on Monday...