The MBM Cruising Club fleet assembles in Royal Clarence Marina for the start of the Paris cruise

It’s been a beautiful hot, sunny afternoon in Portsmouth Harbour. The fleet, numbering 25, is now assembled at Royal Clarence Marina in Gosport. The inaugural briefing was held at 1800 and in attendance were a mixture of old faces and new.

Below is a list of cruise boats:

Amethyst Atlantic 42
AquaVit Princess 430
Attacker V Fairline Targa 34
Blue Chip Nimbus 380 Coupe
Blue Fin Princess 42
Endless Summer Sealine T46
Flower Power Sealine S28
Gallant Lady Aqua Star 38
Harveymae Jeanneau Prestige 42
Joli D Broom 42CL
Knot Again Beneteau ST42
Mister Green Broom 42
Olympia Broom 41
Oxygen Bavaria 37 Sport
Penny Lane Fairline Turbo 36
Perroquet Aqua Star 33
Portunas Fairline Phantom 38
Raffles Sealine F36
Sea Star Broom 41
Seacrest Fairline Phantom 38
Silver Princess 286
Sunniva Broom 39KL
Talisman Botnia Targa 31
Time Flies Red Bay Stormforce 650
Two To Tango Princess 35

The MBM Cruising Club Paris trip will be a special one for the crew of Seacrest as Garry and Dawn tied the knot yesterday and this cruise will be their honeymoon – an MBM Cruising Club first!

Honfleur is on the agenda for tomorrow. The support RIB Time Flies, staffed by MBM’s Claire and Paul Merritt, will depart from Portsmouth at 0600 with the slower boats while the last boats will depart Portsmouth with control boat Blue Fin at 0730.

Photos:
MBM Control Boat Blue Fin (Princess 42), Under sunny skies – the fleet at Royal Clarence (middle) and Newlyweds Garry & Dawn from Seacrest receive champagne and flowers from the MBM team (bottom)

Day 2