Friday 25 March 2011

Warming Pan

Last weekend it looked like spring had finally arrived and our little part of the world was warming up.

Down in Lymington the Opi fleet had gathered for an early season event, it was great to see all the parents and kids getting ready for what was probably the first outing this year, even if the wind was a little light, which disappointed of one or two of the up and coming hot shots.

Over in Hamble things were slightly different on Sunday, where the "warming pan" weekend was taking place. In what I believe is the 49th year, dinghy racing gets underway with fleets of Merlin Rocket, National 12, Firefly and Foxer dinghies.

Hamble River Sailing Club runs the event which has a course in entrance to the river, the prevailing wind normally allows a spinnaker run up river past the town quay and this year was no exception.


  1. You have early springs as much as we lave late ones. PEREGRINA is still under cover - shrink wrapped. Just heard we are expecting a Nor'easter with snow this Friday - April 1st. You give us hope though ....

  2. There is obviously a lot to know about this. I think you made some good points in Features also.


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