A weather window approaches tomorrow for the fleet, its make or break....
It’s make or break
Victoria Marina, St Peter Port, Guernsey Position 49°27.31 N 002°32.6 W
There were no early morning weather reports or alarm calls this morning for the fleet, so everyone had a nice lie in. Everyone awoke to a sunny yet blustery marina, with lines snatching and boats surging. It seemed the wind that had been forecast had reached us.
Today has been another lazy day in lovely St Peter Port. Participants spent the day sunbathing out on deck, pottering and bagging a few last minute bargains around the town. Some hired cars to explore further a field.
There was more contingency and navigation planning for the MBM team. With a cruise visit to the Devonshire coast now off the cards, the team are now looking at Weymouth as a possible penultimate stop on the cruise. With windier weather forecast for the weekend the option of the Solent is also on the cards.
By early evening the wind had dropped leaving a clear blue sky. A briefing was held on the pontoon at 1800 detailing the plans for tomorrow’s passage options. Time Flies will depart early to assess the conditions in the channel and decisions will be made. The first boats are due to depart 1030 with the faster boats bringing up the rear at 1130.
Neale addresses the fleet at the briefing
Smallest of the fleet – Roger aboard his Windy 25 Mirage Sophie