The weather was not particularly favourable for the weekend of 8th April for the joint rally to Portland. 5 boats made it, 3 Sail and 2 Motor boats, including Sparkling Spirit and Prime Number from East Cowes, all enjoying free berthing under the Dean & Readyhoff pass port scheme.
There was an impressive array of food stalls, free tastings and a lively atmosphere.
Unfortunately, the weather front was approaching rapidly, so Sparkling Spirit made a hasty departure on Saturday evening, arriving back at 11pm (very dark with a tiny new moon), whilst the others were able to sit it out and return later in the week.
A good shake down cruise (and shake up round St Albans Head overfalls!) to blow away the cobwebs!