On Monday evening the cruise met in Yarmouth after a number of crews had taken advantage of the lovely weather over the previous weekend. The rain stopped and the pontoon stayed afloat long enough for a pontoon party.
Despite the drizzle on Tuesday morning 19 people walked the coastal path to join the rest of the party for lunch at the Horse and Groom, Ningwood. Later the whole cruise had tea and cake on Raven followed by a pre-prandial drink in the beautiful Royal Solent Yacht Club.
Wednesday morning started wet and foggy as First Light and Nourishment headed home and everyone else stayed tucked up until it brightened up for a late morning sail across to the Hamble. An enjoyable group meal was held at La Dolce Vita with entertainment provided by a table magician.
Thursday was glorious. 13 people walked along both banks of the Hamble to meet for lunch at Warsash Sailing Club via a coffee stop at the Boathouse, Swanwick.
The buggy was acquired on the ferry trip back.
The day finished for a few with a drink at the Victory and entertainment from the Wickham Morris Dancers, with new recruits from CYC – Cathy and Clive.
A good wind allowed a great sail back home on Friday.
Thanks to our deputies, Bob and Caroline, Island Girl and Arcadia, Bugsy 2, Coco, Dawn Runner, First Light, Flapjack, Lady Kate, Light Symphony, Nourishment, Quintette, Sweet Lil for a great cruise.
Report submitted by: Carole Middleton, RAVEN
Date: 15 May