Six mid-week cruisers departed the club at the advertised time of 10.00 with four boats including Puffin. John S. took his Comet Zero, Martin took Hathi with Allan and Dai took Richard in his Wayfarer. I took Puffin on my own. Clive could not make it due to illness and we wish him a speedy recovery.
On such a hot day being at sea was probably the best option. We arrived at the Shipwright's, as planned, at lunch time, A good lunch was had by all and then we returned to the Swale and home with a dead beat all the way back. Incidentally, the sand in Swalecliffe Bay is getting worse. Seagulls were walking across the middle of the bay at only half tide.
Dai had a small mishap off Hampton and dunked Richard in the oggin. The Wayfarer almost turned turtle but the mast was not stuck in the mud. I took Allan on board, we threw them a towing line and pulled their boat up sideways, using quite lot of Puffin power.
We arrived back at low water, washed down everything and went home. No cameras were in evidence on the cruise so pictorial evidence is a no-go.
Report by Tony Smith.