On Friday 13t October, we moved onto the RSrnYC Yacht Haven for the night so we could attend the Cruiser Supper. We were presented with th Fowey “Wee Welly” trophy. It is Royal Southern trophy for “best and most intrepid voyager”. It seems some eople were rather impressed by our trip across the Channel in July. It was fun to receive the award!
On the Saturday the fleet transferred to the Folly pontoons in Cowes. I had promised one of the members a chance to sail the Walker Bay, which I duly rigged. As ever it worked well. On the Sunday morning it is a tradition that members try to race boats made from bits and pieces kept on board their boats such as washing up liquid plastic bottles and so on. We were not prepared for eeven. In any case, I had hoped to just sail rings round them with the radio contolled laser, but I had forgotten that it had lost its rudder, a a fact I was later able to correct.
The forecast was dire, so we left early to get back to Marchwood. Unusually we went straight alongside, disemberked and got Dairne home. I returned immediately and got the boat on the mooring by early afternoon. The weather ws already going downhill fast.
This would be our last adventure in 2017. The engine hours were 386 and 491 p&S respectively . We had added 93 hour during the season.
Trained as Naval Architect. Involved in shipbuilding and shipyard construction/ Worked briefly in aviation. Joined Associated British Ports in 1984 as Business Development Manager. For 10 years until retirement in 2001, Environment Manager at ABP. Has owned several yachts described on this website