Sailing Hatseflats
A 15ft Pram for Dinghy Cruising
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20190525

Friday 25-05-2019

We had been looking forward to The Semaine du Golfe for a long time. Having camped at Deauville we arrived early in the afternoon at the Flower camping near Port Anna. We quickly put up the tent and then took Hatseflats to the trailer slip. Contrary to my expectations there were not many people about so it took just a little time to launch. We then rowed around to Port Anna, tied Hatseflats to a mooring buoy and returned to the camp site.

Saturday 26-05-2019

The next day we went to Port Anna for our first sail with Hatseflats on salt water. From the camp site it is less than a mile as the crow flies, but 40 mins by car. As we arrived at the harbour we chatted with Anthony Chadwick who was cooking breakfast on his Zef dinghy. We rowed out of Port Anna and soon sailed around. It was the first time that we sailed Hatseflats on tidal waters. There was not much wind so after a while returned to the harbour. As we drove back to Conleau we had a phone call from Holland to say that Klarie's mother had fallen into a coma. We decided to pack up and return to Holland straightaway. Within 60 minutes we were back at Port Anna with the camping gear back into the car. Within 20 minutes I rowed Hatseflats around to the busy slip and put the boat on the trailer. Another 10 minutes and we were off, driving back to the Netherlands. So we missed out on the Semaine du Golfe altogether. Hopefully we can make it another time.

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