Monday, 31 August 2015

Sailing home - Returning to pretty Emsworth

Getting home - Picking up the mooring in Emsworth – Making Rag Doll ship shape

Crews getting ready to race of Chidham


We left our berth in Itchenor with just enough water underneath us. It was a grey morning and blustery wind from the west. Already a number of crews and their dinghys’ were out in force, off Chidham, for racing; Each crew was limbering up and trying to figure out what course the Race Officer might be planning for the morning race!

There was still not a huge amount of water underneath us so we made our way gingerly towards the turning point into the Emsworth Channel, the Isle of Wight just visible in the far distance.  


At last we reached our mooring. Boat hook in hand, with some trepidation Chris and I picked up the mooring buoy for Rag Doll. We soon off loaded the kit and such into the tender and then devoted an hour to sprucing up the boat, partly in readiness for her racing in a few weeks time. 

Back on dry land there was the usual Sunday busyness around the sailing club. Out popped the sun and another voyage was complete.