Still weatherbound in Cherbourg

 

49° 38.446 N 001° 237.236 W Port de Chantereyne, Cherbourg, France
Tuesday 21st August

Yet another day in Cherbourg

The MBM team woke to sunny intervals and even patches of blue sky, however, the break in the weather was rather short-lived. While the wind eased slightly during the morning, the sea conditions were rough and strong gusts picked up late afternoon.

Claire and Michelle visited all the boats in the morning to inform cruise participants about the menu for the Yacht Club dinner taking place that evening and a rounders match at 3 o’clock up on the green. Heavy rain in the afternoon meant the games session had to be cancelled, so David from Princess 430 Aquavit composed a 26-question quiz to kept the cruise participants occupied.

In the afternoon Neale donned his drysuit and plunged into the marina to investigate a problem with Aquavit’s bowthruster.

At around 1900 hrs a nasty squall came in, high winds and heavy rain entombed everyone on their boats prior to the arranged dinner.

The Yacht Club dinner was a great success and it was a good opportunity to get everyone together again. During the three-course meal Neale briefed crews about the inevitable truth, the fleet would not be moving again tomorrow. David Hutchinson from Aquavit then put everyone out of their misery and read the answers to his quiz. Neale announced the winners, 1st, 2nd and a booby prize. Roger from Windy Oceancraft 845 scored an impressive 24 out of 26 and scooped the 1st prize, a bottle of vino, a cap and MBM pennant. The crew from the Broom 37 Amore came second.

Photo Captions:
Neale goes underwater to check AquaVit’s bowthruster
Yacht Club Dinner – David from AquaVit announces the answers for the quiz
2nd place – Ian of Amore with his quiz prizes
Tim & Paula from Sealine T46 Endless Summer