Sailing Hatseflats
A 15ft Pram for Dinghy Cruising
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20190819

Friday

We arrived at Cobnor late in the afternoon of the 16th August. After driving around for a bit we found Cobnor and the 'Sea Park' field but nobody was there. As we were putting up our inflatable tent in the rain, Chris Waite arrived and we had a little chat.

Saturday

Chris and Hubert walked to Cobnor Point to get a feel for the area. It was warm and dry but windy. Hubert and Klarie went to Tesco's for some shopping, then on Force 4 Chandlery to buy Imray charts. Then on to West Itchenor to buy a boat sticker for the week. Just too late, the harbour office had closed 15 minutes before we arrived.

Sunday

There was too much wind for a first sail. Hubert and Klarie went to look up an old friend in the New Forest and then on to Lymington. We went to Paddy's Gap (just past Hurst Castle) to look at the Solent. Very rough with breaking waves. Once we were back at the camp we found a new neighbour, David Morl, who was camping in his Citroen Picasso - sans boat.

Monday

There was a SW4 and Hubert and Chris W launched Hatseflats at high tide with one reef. Chris steered Hatseflats to Bosham on a broad reach. Chris enjoyed helming on Hatseflats, found her light on the helm and responsive but more tender than he had expected. Once past Bosham we headed back to Cobnor. The upwind stretch was quite wet as we were weaving between moored boats.

20190819_IMG_0657.JPG Using the road trailer as a trolley