We launched as soon as the tide permitted and once the departing fleet that consisted of Daislebee, D22 "Bolitho" with Stewart B, Shrimper "Moonfleet" with Robin and Ross, Coaster "Moksha" with Ian C, Coaster "Bon Amiee" with John and Sandy, Nick in D22 "Isabel" and Jim H in Gig "Hippo" had fully assembled we set off for Newtown Creek. The weather was good and the wind and tide kind and we were soon joining Marcus in "Sundance" an original Drifter, in two rafts where a convivial evening ensued.
The next morning we departed Newtown setting sail for Ryde. The weather was glorious and although the wind was light and eventually gave way to nothing the tide was with us all the way.
|Marcus, Jim and Stewart eyeing the lie of the green|
(ignore the guy on the roof ....he is a pirate)
|Jim, Stewart and Adrian - a serious business|
|John taking it easy|
|Nick, Robin and Ross|
|Round One leaders - Marcus, Stewart and Adrian|
|The rally crew|
|Queen Mary in Portsmouth|