With gales, rain and storm Katy threatening the Easter holiday weekend I managed to get up and out early on Friday morning which promised some sunshine and light winds before the trouble bearing depressions swept in.
There was no one about at the yacht club and I had Tosh, our Cornish Cormorant rigged, in the water and away in no time for a sail over to Ashlett creek.
The wind had been falling all morning and just as I got back to Hamble in the early afternoon it dropped off to almost nothing as the wind swung around to the south.
I couldn't decide if the wind was going to pick back up, so after sailing back to the club on the slightest of zephyrs, I decided to go for a coffee down on the quay.
The new Hamble Lifeboat station had just opened, the build of he new facility has taken a long time, but now it's finished it's a huge improvement over the old shed. I chatted to one of the crew who were busy trying to put away all the equipment that's been in storage for so long.
Friends James and Emma were launching their new to them Wayfarer and fortunately the afternoon breeze set in enough for them to get away in perfect conditions for a shakedown sail.
All in all a pretty perfect way to spend Good Friday while Joseph and Mum were away visiting Grandma and Granddad.
PS. Things were a bit different on Saturday afternoon with gusts up to 50 knots and rain, pretty typical bank holiday weather.
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