Trinity House have said that the buoys marking each end of Foulger’s Gat will be temporarily removed on or about the 14th May. Navigation of this route is still possible so long as the 500 metre clearance from any Wind Farm works is maintained; note that the anchors from their moored vessels can spread beyond 500 metres. Thanks to East Coast Pilot for this update.
Titchmarsh Marina Rally on the 14th May proved very successful with eleven** yachts on station. The fresh. northwesterly gave us a fast sail up the Wallet though the squalls in Pennyhole Bay and the offshore racing fleet made the trip more interesting for some. Parana was blown onto the Pye Sand during an attempted tow from Storm as she had lost battery power and Vic couldn’t start her engine. After grounding three times Storm stood off until the passing RNLI rib could recover Parana. In Titchmarsh Marina’s Harbour Lights later, Vic sank a well deserved pint while the rest of us enjoyed the meal and Peter from Storm reflected on the joys of East Coast shallow water sailing.
** Storm, Spindrift of Hamble, Sea Mist II, Reality, Pilgrim, Parana, Lune Orbiter, Lady Pickle, Jackalope, Greenwitch, DryFly .
At the May General Meeting we had an excellent talk from Clifton Warry of the Burnham RNLI on Safety at Sea.
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