Hooray, I can now charter a yacht! As readers of my Plazes RSS stream
know, I have been travelling around the south coast on a Yacht where I
have been studying for my Day Skipper ticket, and I passed the exams
We, (I and my co-students) sailed from Poole in Dorsetshire across
Poole and Christcurch bay and then up the solent to the capital of
sailing in the UK, Cowes, on the Isle of Wight where we moored up at
the Folly Inn on the Medina and finished the day with Fish Pie and an
Australian Cabernet/Shiraz. The trip across the bay was pretty rough
but the Folly Inn is a great pub and has ample moorings. The following
day we travelled onto Itchenor Reach in Chichester Harbour.
The following day travelled back west to Portsmouth, home of the
Royal Navy and then back in a 10 hour trip to Poole. We had some pretty
stiff winds throughout the trip which was good, as it prepares us all
for the worst
Our trusty boat was the Yacht Enigma, and I have posted my pictures within my flickr set “South Coast Sailing” and have both text tagged & geotagged them, plotted the journey at Google Maps.
If you want to do this yourself, see also this article entitled RYA Day Skipper, hosted on my bliki, or press the Read More link below.
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