Category Archives: Solent

On Our Way

Our Biscay crew are Alex and Paul who were up early to fill the water tanks and prepare the boat for leaving her berth. A few early risers saw us off at 0700 this morning as we left Haslar with … Continue reading

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Christmas Sailing

After almost 10 hours on the road I made it home from Edinburgh. There was snow over the entire journey until I got to within a few miles of Gosport. Rob had decorated the boat, inside and out and she … Continue reading

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Windy Week’s Holiday in the Solent – Second Time!

Similar to our week off in May, our second week’s holiday of the year brought gales and adverse wind directions which prevented us leaving the solent. The weather forecast right up to the final 3 hours before we left for … Continue reading

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Newtown ‘Dinner Party’

Last weekend we spent 2 nights anchored outside Newtown as it was far too busy to get into. Good practice for us to depend on our anchor though and saved the 25 pound charge at Yarmouth on the mooring buoy. … Continue reading

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Wet Weekend in Buckler’s Hard – BOA Rally

In true British spirit, 16 people attended the BBQ at Buckler’s Hard on August 21st and all seemed to have a good time, despite the wind, mist and driving rain on the trip there. There were some periods without rain … Continue reading

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Too Much Sailing!

Apologies for the complete lack of updates on the website lately but we have been off sailing every weekend and haven’t had any time for the Internet. Last Friday, as an example, we left within an hour of my drive … Continue reading

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Round The Island – Charity Event

Yesterday we took part in our first event, cruising around the Isle of Wight to raise funds for a hospice. Up at 515 to be on the start line for 0610 and off, very slowly due to the lack of … Continue reading

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Lots Of Practice – In Gales!

We had a week off in early May, just as the nice weather was coming to an end! We had great plans to get to the Channel Islands or Devon/Cornwall depending on the wind direction but in the end we … Continue reading

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Brilliant Weekend!

The first summery weekend this year and a great reminder of why we love sailing! Friday afternoon we sailed to Cowes and spent a very peaceful night moored in the Medina. An early start on Saturday took us through the … Continue reading

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New Berth

We have finally moved to a berth which is big enough for the boat! Much less stressful to have 6 feet between us and the next boat, rather than 6 inches. We are also port to which is the side … Continue reading

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