Autumn Rally 2021 – East Cowes

We had a great turnout of 11 boats and 30 people to our final Rally of the year, which saw us returning to East Cowes.

Some boats were particularly keen, and arrived a day early, which was perhaps a good plan considering the low cloud and general misty conditions on the Saturday morning, which kept the Island hidden until at least halfway across the Solent. There was limited wind, which meant most boats resorted to their metal sails for some of the journey, even if a certain Rear Commodore did briefly try to claim that his new boat sailed particularly well to windward…

The customary extensive range of cakes appeared on the pontoon, to be consumed with hot drinks or bubbly depending on preference. It was deemed not quite the right weather for Pimms…

Our evening was at The Lighthouse, where we enjoyed an excellent meal and top class service.

The sun and wind were a little more accommodating in the morning, so it was possible to enjoy a leisurely and civilised sail back home.

25th – 26th September 2021