Published 00:00 on 8 Nov 2013
This was our first rally to Gins Farm, just a short way up the Beaulieu River. Despite the weather in the lead up to the rally, the Saturday morning dawned bright and sunny with a delightful SW wind ensuring a good sail for the 11 sailing boats and smooth seas for the 4 motor boats. Chris and Pat Porter on board Yasmine had braved the Friday weather to form the advanced guard on the rally.
Published 00:00 on 30 May 2013
Only one boat made it to Weymouth, Athena, skippered by member Gordon Bentley who kindly wrote the following ....... Captains Log 29 th March Left Gosport marina at 0730hrs hugging the coastline towards the Isle of Wight to avoid the spring tide against us for the first 4 hours. Icy East wind behind us as we sailed on a dead run so no wind chill factor. Passed
Published 00:00 on 5 Apr 2013
As with previous Frostbite Rally's this was a well attended event with 16 boats booked and, with 2 late cancellations, by early afternoon on Saturday, 14 boats had arrived in Cowes Yacht Haven. Conditions for the sail over were flat and calm, not very spririted for the 9 sailing boats but ideal for the 5 motor boats. Unlike previous Frostbites when we have experienced unseasonably warm an sunny condition, this year it was cold, cold
Published 00:00 on 5 Mar 2013