The fleet enjoys its last day in Guernsey ahead of the planned passage to Port Solent tomorrow

49° 27.322N 002° 32.060W

The fleet enjoys its last day in Guernsey ahead of the planned passage to Port Solent tomorrow.

The last briefing of the cruise has been held (hopefully) and the MBM crew used the opportunity to resurrect an old Cruising Club tradition, a prize-giving ceremony.

Awards handed out covered notable incidents from throughout the cruise, including the much-coveted prize for best manoeuvre, which went to Tim from Aqaba Sunset. Tim won a captain’s hat for his confident execution of the ‘rather-you-than-me’ bit of mooring he displayed in Saint-Malo when he squeezed into a very tight spot.

Tomorrow the plan is to leave St Peter Port at 7am and head back to Port Solent. At the moment the weather looks OK, but Neale will check it again in the morning before he gives the fleet the go ahead to embark. Wish us luck.

Captions:
Top – View of the fleet in Victoria Marina from town
Bottom – Tim from Aqaba Sunset dons his captain’s hat

Day 16

MBMCC 09 Photo Gallery