Day 1 Normandy Shakedown cruise

MBM fleet gathers for the first cruise of the year


Briefing Day

50°47.52 001°06.93 Haslar Marina, Portsmouth

MBM’s first cruise of 2008 kicked off today when our small group gathered at Haslar marina. Due to some last minute problems, numbers had dropped from the original ten boats down to six. The forecast looks good with reasonably settled weather promised for the next few days. The plan for tomorrow is to depart Portsmouth around noon, and with the participants traveling at speeds of between 18 and 30 knots, we should be sampling the delights of Cherbourg by late afternoon.

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Participating boats:

Ali M, Princess 45
Karianne, Beneteau Antares 9.80
Njord, Windy Khamsin
Sea Spray, Sealine F36
Tresor, Sealine 450 Statesman
Blue Fin of Portsmouth, Princess 42

Photo caption

Post briefing drinks on Haslar Lightship