Windy Portsmouth 9.5 knts sog ,wayfarer world ,1 reef

AlJones

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Wanted to watch the rugby on Sat


Didn't get to see it, I was out sailing to Cowes!!!

F8, NW, Gosport to Cowes in ten tack's! Poodled up to the Folly Inn, didn't eat there as Tina had prepared diner for seven and we ate whilst meandering under two reef's and the donkey just in gear, with the radio on Classic FM, it was blowy, but sunny, just idyllic!

Then poked our nose out into the Solent for a broad reach all the way back to Pompey under a two reef main, and a No 2 on the nose at an exhilarating 9.5knts and surfing at 11.25!!!!!!!!!!!!

Quick tour of the Pompey Harbour, tie up, wash down, and a chilli cooked aboard by yours truely, and followed by Tina's Summer Fruit and Bramley Apple soaked in rum crumble with custard, and of course a cheeky little Shiraz was supped as a matter of courtesy!

Then at nine o'clock I popped the news on to hear the weather forecast for Sunday, and what did we hear?
Something about 'Wales and England!'
I switched it off immediately, as I was looking forward to getting home Sunday night and sitting with a 'glass of ice and stuff', so I could enjoy the game that I had on timer on the Video, .........and what happens?

I get through the whole weekend, not knowing the score. Great think's I, anyway,

I do the Hello's to the dog, and tell her how bad Daddy feels, for leaving them with the mother in-law, and that he had to do it, because mummy made him do it!

Made sure I had satisfied Tina with all the jobs indicative of returning from a sailing trip, unload spare milk, washing in the basket, make a cup of tea for Tina as she has had a long journey in the passenger seat, etc.....

Everything ready?.......................... great,

I turn on the video and TV, and I get that buzz from seeing that I had pushed all the correct button's, and that I had actually recorded the right programme!
I rewind, and with a good Glug of Mount Gay on ice, (Spare bottle at the short trail!), I push play.

Suspence................. I had managed to keep away from news about the result of England and Wales, really chuffed to bits.

Start it running, ..........feet up, first swig of my tipple followed by the compulsory lip smacking manly ARGH! In satisfaction, ready to watch the Gladiatorial event that I have been awaiting for with childish anticipation!

A picture appears,........What's this?..............Wow!

Quick fright there, as I noticed it's ten minutes of the pre-amble.

'Fast forward? Nah, have a quick look at what's been happening on here' I say to myself.
'No harm in that', as they chat about the forth coming game. 'Have a nose?' say's I, so I do. Then what?

As soon as I log in and go to the 'Room',

Like a dieter trying to ignore the fresh cream cake, a moth and a light, my eye's see Wales as a thread, and my bloody mouse moved to it and clicked.............................

....................and now I know the result!

Now you see what comes from being impatient, and not using the fast fwd button as I should have!!!!!!!!!!!!

I close with a one word statement...........






































B0gger!

I'm chuffed as a rat with a gold tooth,

But B0gger!

Al. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
 

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That sounds really fun. I used love it when the old girl picked her shirts up like that, but it could also be a bit worrying sometimes. I think our fastest runs were on a broad reach .. bearing away in the squalls.

Do you have the deep rudder? Almost square at the bottom. That can give you an extra margin of control in rowdy conditions, especially in waves.

By the way, I didn't realise yours was a World. For some reason I thought it was a Mk.II.
 

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Its an amazing feeling when you get a dinghy planing flat out.

i imagine you were on Cardiff Bay so had no tide to assist you? I have to admit to 3 knots of favourable tide when I took this pic, kept missing the magic 10. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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Best wishes for the boat sale,moving etc. Portsmouth will certainly give you more cruising options, Solent at your doorstep popping across to France for the weekend etc etc.

have a good season Mark I must admit to a certain amount of envy /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
 

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We had a Wayfarer for years and a regular run was from Titchfield Haven to Wotton Creek for lunch. Once timed our return trip in a strong southwesterly at an average of 9 knots from Wooton Beacon to Titchfield entrance. Three people on board, all sitting out hard and planing all the way. Again some assistance from the Solent tide. Great boats though, where abouts in Portsmouth are you based? Do the class association still do the anual round the island trip from Calshot? We once did that in 9 hours in a Wayfarer; still the fastest I've ever been round.
 
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