A few classics seen out and about on the Solent over the summer.
Without my glasses when I took this photo I thought it might be West Solent One design, but clearly not, from the sail number it seems to be Uandi a Belfast Lough Class - Fife design built in 1897.
Between that lovely counter stern and the bowsprit somewhere around 40% of the mooring fees must be taken up just casting a shadow on the water, modern marina charges probably didn't figure highly in Mr Fife's design brief back in those days.
Jolie Brise out on a fine day, dropping the main before heading back up the Hamble
There seems to be quite a few boats around called Volante, this one has the look of an S&S design and looks gorgeous all varnished, credit to her owner the upkeep must be significant.
The one of the Daring one design racing class on a mooring in Cowes - there's a great video of what it's like to sail these boats in the Solent on the class site.