Day 1 – Channel Islands & West Country 2011

Welcome everyone - crews gather for the start of the second cruise of the season

Today fleet boats have gathered at Royal Clarence Marina, Gosport, for the start of the Channel Islands & West Country Cruise. Despite the sunny, warm weather, it’s been a very blustery day and unfortunately the weather has prevented a few boats from reaching the start point.

Day 1 Royal Clarence Marina

A briefing was held at 6pm at G’s Restaurant, which was followed by welcome drinks and a delicious buffet. It’s been a fantastic evening and a great start to the cruise.

The MBM team will look at the weather in the morning and the plan for tomorrow is for the control RIB Time Flies to go out at 6am to check the conditions in the Channel, in view of the fleet departing between 7.30am and 8.30am.

Fleet boats:

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AquaVit, Fairline Targa 47 GT

Blue Fin, (Motor Boats Monthly control boat) Jeanneau Prestige 38S

Breathless, Maxum 3000SCR
Breda, Windy 44 Chinook
By Purpose, Jeanneau Prestige 42
Chrivana, Falcon Velici 34
Crescendo II, Broom 39KL
Dignity, Sealine F46
Escape, Maxum 3000SCR
Fizz, Fairline Targa 47 GT
Get Passionate II, Cranchi Zaffiro 34
Gite, Aquador 32C
Haylu, Fairline Targa 47 GT
Indie, Blackwater Sport Cruiser
Kittiwake, Grand Banks 47
Lady Iris, Fairline Targa 40
Mont Sant, Princess 480
No Stress, Princess V45
Portunas, Fairline Phantom 38
Sea Star, Broom 41
Silver Fox, Botnia Targa 31
Slip Jig, Doral Monticello
Time Flies, (Motor Boats Monthly RIB) Ribeye A600
Yak Yak, Sealine SC29

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