[simage=228,512,y,center] Thanks to Paul Jones and his brother Nick, 13 scouts and 2 leaders went sailing on two 41ft boats on the Solent for a day. With aims to get to the Isle of Wight and have several races, we actually ended up floating locally for a few hours before lunch waiting for wind!! During that some of us experienced “Halyard Swinging” – it was great fun!! After lunch the wind picked up, so we returned with a couple of races.
One cheeky stowaway scout swapped boats during lunch and was discovered below deck on the way back – and conveniently managed to claim victory for all races – either “his” team won on his original boat, or “our” team won when he was with us!! That’s scouting initiative for you 😉
All in all, a great day – amazing to be out on the water in sunny, calm weather in November!