10th July 1016 – To Cowes Classics Week

Start position – The Elephant Boatyard Start time – 10:55 Start engine hrs – 598.8 Towards – Cowes ETA – 13:00 Finish position – Cowes Finish time – 13:05 Finish engine hrs – 601.0 Distance travelled – 8nm Skipper – Richard Crew – Louise Weather – SSW 4-5, overcast, showers early Tide – HW Portsmouth 16:40 np->sp 50% New faults – […]

3rd July 2016 – The Jubilee Trophy revisited

Start position – RSrnYC Start time – 08:05 Start engine hrs – Not recorded Towards – The Elephant Boatyard ETA –  08:40 Finish position – The Elephant Boatyard Finish time – 08:40 Finish engine hrs – 598.5 Distance travelled – Skipper – Richard Crew – Louise, Alex, Janice H Weather – New faults – None It’s a perfectly calm morning on the […]

2nd July 2016 – Round The Island Race

Start position – RSrnYC Start time – 07:05 Start engine hrs – 597.1 Towards – RSrnYC ETA –  19:00 Finish position – RSrnYC Finish time – 20:30 Finish engine hrs – Not recorded Distance travelled – 77nm Skipper – Richard Crew – Louise, Alex, Janice Weather – W 4-5 in Solent. 6+ later, mainly sunshine Tide – HW Portsmouth 10:09, 22:36 (LW 15:40 […]

1st July 2016 – RTI preparation

Start position – The Elephant Boatyard Start time – 12:00 Start engine hrs – 595.7 Towards – RSrnYC ETA – 16:00 Finish position – RSrnYC Finish time – 14:30 Finish engine hrs – 597.1 Distance travelled – 11nm Skipper – Richard Crew – Louise, Alex, Janice H Weather – W5-6+, mainly sunshine Tide – HW Portsmouth 09:20, 21:50 (LW 14:40) np->sp 28% […]

28th June 2016 – My Classic Boat

  Start position – The Elephant Boatyard Start time – 07:30 Start engine hrs – 591.4 Towards – The Elephant Boatyard ETA – 19:00 Finish position – The Elephant Boatyard Finish time – 16:20 Finish engine hrs – 595.7 Distance travelled – 37nm Skipper – Richard Crew – Louise, Bob Aylott Weather – SW1 – 3, sunshine becoming cloudy, late shower Tide – […]

26th June 2016 – Reaching home

Start position – Bembridge Start time – 14:10 Start engine hrs – 590.0 Towards – The Elephant Boatyard ETA –  17:30 Finish position – The Elephant Boatyard Finish time – 17:15 Finish engine hrs – 591.4 Distance travelled – 16nm Skipper – Richard Crew – Louise Weather – SW4-6 cloudy Tide – HW Portsmouth 16:40 – 4.5m (LW 21:50 – 1.2m) […]

25th June 2016 – Bembridge rally

Start position – The Elephant Boatyard Start time – 10:45 Start engine hrs – 588.5 Towards – Bembridge ETA –  15:00 Finish position – Bembridge Finish time – 14:00 Finish engine hrs – 590.0 Distance travelled – 17nm Skipper – Richard Crew – Louise Weather – W3-5, sunshine, showers Tide – HW Portsmouth 15:40 – 4.6m (LW 08:30 – 0.9m) np->sp […]

18th June 2016 – Ice cool spinnaker

Start position – The Elephant Boatyard Start time – 11:10 Start engine hrs – 586.3 Towards –  The Elephant Boatyard ETA –  18:00 Finish position – The Elephant Boatyard Finish time – 18:20 Finish engine hrs – 588.5 Distance travelled – 27nm Skipper – Richard Crew – Louise Weather – NW1-2, mainly cloudy Tide – HW Portsmouth 11:10 (LW 16:20, 1.4m) np->sp 50% […]