Trip on Spellbinder starting 2011-10-30 in BSANov11

Bernard reported on his other Spellbinder trip: October 30 – November 3.

I sailed with Phoenix members Dave Price (skipper), John Shield and Reg Floyd

We had sun and fair winds for the trip from HaslarMap to Lymington via Wootton Creek for lunch. At WoottonMap we moored on the same pontoon as the Civil Service SA boat Sea Essay, which Dave skippers.

We overnighted at Lymington Town QuayMap, and next day had sunny conditions as we went to East Cowes marina, via the Beaulieu River Mapfor lunch. We spent the night in East CowesMap, with my birthday dinner in the Lifeboat pub.

The weather deteriorated next day when we sailed to Southampton Water (opposite Netley AbbeyMap) for a lunch stop and fuel in the River HambleMap, and on eastwards in the afternoon back to Haslar marinaMap, arriving at 17.30 hrs, drenched!

We did a total of 71 nM with one night hour in winds up to F6, gustinh 7. The skipper spotted 37 K on the wind gauge at one point.

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Haslar Marina  50.7908,-1.1171
Weather at EGHN   9 kts from SSW 14.0C, 1019mb Overcast
Wootton Creek  50.7322,-1.2184
Weather at EGHN   11 kts from SSW 14.0C, 1019mb Overcast
Lymington Town Quay  50.7586,-1.5366
Weather at EGHI   5 kts from South 14.0C, 1018mb Light Rain
Beaulieu River  50.7868,-1.4104
Weather at EGHI   7 kts from SSE 15.0C, 1013mb Partly Cloudy
East Cowes  50.7529,-1.2917
Weather at EGHN   7 kts from SE 14.0C, 1009mb Scattered Clouds
Netley Abbey  50.8714,-1.3566
Weather at EGHI   6 kts from WSW 13.0C, 1010mb Partly Cloudy
River Hamble  50.8538,-1.3094
Weather at EGHI   4 kts from SSW 13.0C, 1010mb Scattered Clouds
Haslar Marina  50.7908,-1.1171
Weather at EGHN   3 kts from South 11.0C, 1011mb Partly Cloudy