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    Jeremy Warren

    Hi All,  Lee Fedder and I intend taking Wayfarer Hafren around Isle of Wight with the fleet, weather permitting.  We’ll launch at Calshot on Friday afternoon and go to Cowes for the night.  I note the first start is at 0710, then on until 0840.  The tide turns East at Needles at 1300, so given Needles is 14nm from Cowes, ideal leaving would be 10:00…but all the boats would be gone, so we’ll leave at 0700 and fight the tide: hopefully staying so shallow on the Island shore at the start that we don’t get in the way.  Tide turns west in the solent at 19:00 but I hope we’d be in by then.  Distance is 53 NM, and a huge spectacle, plus , in a Wayfarer, you get to “thread” the Needles rather than risk the wreck of the Varvassi and the crush at this turning mark.  Anybody else interested?   Jeremy Warren 07773766607



    Knowing your luck the wind will be easterly then westerly then easterly! Best of luck.


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