Poole Camp Saturday

The plan was to sail on the second ebb out of the harbour, but the low pressure suppressed the second high tide and only the 2k had water to launch. We had a visit from Alastair in his Paradox and took tea and stories. Peter had to leave to attend a family event. Roy and Jenny sailed to Old Harry and South Beach, and while it blew wind across the field the whole time, they had a flat calm at the entrance for an hour. They arrived back just as we were leaving. When the tide arrived, Ben and Mike took the Versa, Ged, Mel and Debbie took the Storm, Simon, Anne and Morgan took Simon’s Trio and Martin sailed Steve’s Trio with Steve. We sailed in a F3 between Furzy and Green, up Blood Alley and round Brownsea, finishing at high tide back at the camp. The wind moved between Easterly and Southerly. It was an adventurous sail in that the beat into the incoming tide required guile and cunning and sailing close to the shore.