Motor sailing away from Buckler's Hard
Aurora's new home
Running downwind to Lepe with jib furled and mainsail reefed
A quick stop at Lepe.
Video footage of the strengthening conditions - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuNwnGw7Nb8
I've decided to keep my Gull at Buckler's Hard on the Beaulieu River. I can now sail on the Solent without having to collect my boat from the sailing club and tow it back. All I need to do now is throw a couple of bags in the car, load up with outboard fuel and head south.
I managed a quick sail down to Lepe on Sunday but the wind was strong and building to what would become force 7. I made it back up the slip to leave "aurora" to enjoy her new view whilst Jo and I enjoyed tea and cake at the Lepe cafe.