The outward passage had a light variable breeze, mainly from the SW 3 – 7 knots, engines being used when the wind dropped. Once over the Spitway, a very enjoyable fetch towards the Colne. The wind then moved to the NW, freshening to around 14knots. Moonfleet hosted everyone on arrival with refreshments, thanks Chris and Jenny. Later some ate on board, whilst others went ashore for a curry. With the forecast for Monday looking rather windy and from the SW everyone decided to return on the Sunday and not go to Mersea. We all left Brightlingsea at half tide around 10am and have a very enjoyable sail back with a SW veering SE breeze 7 – 10 knots. A perfect first rally out of the river.
Boats attending were: Moonfleet, Lune Orbiter, Namaqua, Storm, Windroos and Blue Moon