Showing posts from April, 2016

Shoreham Cruise Report

17 April 2016 After a great deal of organisation and negotiation by Chris and Jenny Leach, and a useful pre-cruise briefing on Friday evening, the Arun YC fleet of 5 boats left Littlehampton at 0830 Saturday morning for the cruise to Sussex YC at Shoreham. The fleet comprised Murphys Law, Free 'n' Easy, Johanna, Fidelio and Elsa with additional 'stowaways' Chris aboard Fidelio, Jenny aboard Elsa, and commodore Stuart aboard Murphys Law. We had a light westerly force 2 right behind us most of the way so it was a gentle sail, some of the more competitive boats were gybing and goose-winging to get best speed. Johanna broke out her cruising chute. We were all within sight of each other all the way and the voyage passed peacefully until we were about 30 mins away from our destination. We'd noticed a black cloud coming up behind us but we were all unprepared when the wind suddenly shifted about 90 degrees into a northerly and we were hit by a massive gust pro