279.1 nautical miles travelled, 61 hours and 31 minutes sailed, 3 anchorages, 7 marinas and an island.
During May 2019 Derek H kindly offered me a place on his Westerly Fulmar yacht for a cruise to the Solent. The table below links to zoomable marine charts showing the GPS tracks and some photos from that trip.
Click the links below and then perhaps click the "GPS track details" tab on the left hand side of the page to read some overview details of the sailing and then maybe try the "Photos slide show" tab on the right hand side of each page.
There is a "How to use this page" help link at the top of each of the linked to pages - try it out for ideas for things to click!
|Activity||Activity date||Activity description|
|SYC on the Exe to Weymouth||Wednesday 15th May||A sail from Starcross Yacht Club on the Exe via the inshore passage at Portland Bill and on to Weymouth.|
|Weymouth to Poole||Thursday 16th May||A sail from Weymouth round to Poole Harbour.|
|Poole to Keyhaven||Friday 17th May||From Poole Harbour into the Solent to anchor up at Keyhaven.|
|Keyhaven to Yarmouth||Saturday 18th May||A sail up through Keyhaven marshes and then across to Yarmouth on the Isle Of Wight.|
|Yarmouth to Newtown Creek||Sunday 19th May||From Yarmouth marina round to an anchorage in Newtown Creek.|
|Newtown Creek to Wooton Creek||Monday 20th May||From Newtown Creek passing Cowes and on to Wooton Creek.|
|Wooton Creek to Beaulieu River||Tuesday 21st May||From Wooton Creek, past Cowes and Fawley and into the Beaulieu River.|
|Beaulieu River to Lymington||Wednesday 22nd May||A short sail round from Bucklers Hard on the Beaulieu River to the Town Quay at Lymington.|
|Lymington to Studland||Thursday 23rd May||A sail from Lymington out of the Solent past Hurst Castle, past Christchurch Harbour and on to an anchorage at Studland.|
|Studland to Portland Harbour||Friday 24th May||From Studland past St Albans Head to Portland Harbour with a stop at Lulworth Cove.|
|Portland to SYC on the Exe||Saturday 25th May||From Portland Harbour, round Portland Bill to Starcross Yacht Club on the Exe.|