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Night sailing exercise completed

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.