Today was the last day and we set off early from the Folly Inn after a raucous night.
We headed back out of the Medina and were on the Solent at 8am crusing over for lunch in Langstone harbour. We sailed back through the submarine barrier to return the boat to Gosport for 4pm.
Lunching on a mooring in the Cowes entrance to the Medina
Started off with a lie in due the previous evening night sail.
Completed the man overboard drills under sail and then headed back to the marina where I sat a 3 hour paper on theory (general paper and navigation).
Dropped off 2 crew and picked up 2 more for the weekend.
Steak & Ringwood Ale pie for dinner.
We spent the morning and afternoon sailing on the Solent practicing man over board drills under sail. Then sailed up Southampton Water for tea and pilotage planning at 4pm.
We’ve just come into Gosport after 5.5 hours night sailing. Starting from the River Ichen, down Southampton Water, up to Hamble and back again then out onto the Solent back to home base.
The river work was quite tense due to large number of moving vessels and difficulty identifying lights with so many shore lights to confuse.
On the Solent we were far more isolated and sailing was very relaxed plus with clear skies the stars very visible.