The fleet spend the day exploring Lymington. Tomorrow everyone is departing to home ports

Signing off

Lymington Yacht Haven Position 50°45.073 N 001°31.648 W

The fleet awoke to a howling wind and torrential rain. But despite the heavy showers, there was a new town to explore. Participants donned their wet weather gear and spent the day in town browsing its many shops and chandleries.

Gary and Dawn off Seacrest departed the marina around midday, bound for their home berth on the River Itchen. They had experienced some problems with a turbo on one of their engines during the cruise, the new turbo had been delivered and Gary was itching to get his overalls on and get stuck in.

By mid afternoon the showers had dissipated leaving evening sunshine but the howling wind remained. At 1500 the Channel Light vessel was reporting 37 knots of wind, which is a Force 8.

Tomorrow is market day in Lymington, so a quick visit to town in the morning is already on the agenda for the fleet participants. The 7 remaining boats including the MBM control boat Blue Fin are due to depart after lunch. This will mark the end of the cruise. For the boats bound for the east coast it seems they were lucky to get as far as they did. It is looking like the next possible weather window to get around to homeports such as Fambridge and Felixstowe is Tuesday.

Although the weather played havoc with the itinerary it seems everyone had a great time. First channel crossings were made and new friends were met.
Until next time…..

Photos
The Cobbles at Lymington
Dodging the puddles – Lymington Yacht Haven
Job Done in the evening sunshine

MBMCC 09 Photo Gallery