A deep low passing across the United Kingdom is throwing 30-40 knots of wind at the Channel Island of Jersey and keeping the 22 participant boats of the Motor Boats Monthly Cruising Club in their berths.

A deep low passing across the United Kingdom is throwing 30-40 knots of wind at the Channel Island of Jersey and keeping the 22 participant boats of the Motor Boats Monthly Cruising Club in their berths.

Having successfully used a two-day weather window to arrive with ease at St Helier Marina, the notion of cruising has changed to watching and waiting for any likely break in a weather pattern for an end of week return. The low-pressure system causing all of this mayhem would look impressive in the depth of winter; the high hanging out in the Atlantic would be fantastic in the summer. Taken in combination they are not proving useful in May.

Meanwhile, life is not all bad and highlights have included an evening reception and dinner at the St Helier Yacht Club last night.

The days are passing easily, with crews ashore exploring the island and the MBM team kept moderately busy with a variety of maintenance tasks, most of them electronic related with VHF radio faults among the highest reported issues.

2004 Channel Islands cruise first day report 
2004 Channel Islands cruise report from Jersey 
2004 Channel Islands cruise Guernsey report 
2004 Channel Islands cruise final report