trip logs

Back to the Solent

It was not until July that Aurora was launched back at Portsmouth, following the rally in June in Scotland. Having got her afloat and sorted out the new mooring, a shakedown cruise was in order.

It was the weekend of the Round The Island Race, and a hot one too, so I pottered over to Ryde and anchored in the shallows to watch the fleet go by. It gave me a chance to fly the drone too, though I ended up too far away from the fleet to get any particularly dramatic shots.

After a quick swim under the boat, I had a lovely sail round to Bembridge, where I was rafted alongside a nice Drascombe. We were even treated to a fireworks display when we got back from the pub.

The weekend was then rounded off with the return to Portsmouth on Sunday morning.

19.6nm in total.

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