The Wafu in the Med

Vessel Name: THE WAFU
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau 325
Hailing Port: Medway Yacht Club
Crew: Mike, Andy, Henry & Barry
About: 4 Co Owners all members of the Medway Yacht Club in Kent, UK
12 April 2011 | The Medway
12 April 2011 | Medway
12 April 2011 | The Medway
12 April 2011 | The Medway
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12 April 2011 | The Medway

Chalon sur Soane to Marseille

12 April 2011 | Medway

Paris to Chalon sur Soane

Having got Wafu to Paris the rest of the chaps returned to the UK and left me onboard, where I was joined by Jane, my Partner, and three of our offspring with two of their partners. The cheapest rooms in Paris !, moored in the Paris Arsenal right by the Bastille... Fantastic.

12 April 2011 | The Medway

Le Havre to Paris

Having taken the mast of and posted it to Marseille we left Le Havre for Paris and our first stop was to be Rouen. Having moored overnight in Honfleur so as to get an easier start in the morning we set of on the tide and were carried up the seine to Rouen, make sure you time the tides correctly as there are very few places to moor before Rouen. We were now out of the tidal seine and continued on to Paris going through some big commercial locks and some lovely small towns

12 April 2011 | The Medway

Background

'The Wafu' was the brainchild of Andy, who decided he wanted to own a yacht to sail in the Med and that he also wanted partners to share the cost and the experience. So he purchased a Beneteau 325 in Holland, sailed it back and asked around the club (Medway Yacht Club) for anybody that may be interested [...]

Chalon sur Soane to Marseille

12 April 2011 | The Medway
Mike

After the summer holidays on board I went back to The Wafu with sum pals to take her from Chalon down the Soane and the Rhone to Marseille ( a tough job but someone had to do it )
Myself, Derek and Juan (the chef) took The Wafu down to Lyon where we were joined by Andy ‘reservoir’ Baker to make up our full complement of crew. We motored, ate and drank our way to Marseille ( and a good time was had by all ) where we met up with Steve ‘bosun’ Porter who was to assist with mast erection. Mast was erected with much eating and drinking, ....as expected..!
That essentially was the end of year 1 of our great adventure, The Wafu was taken out of the water at Port Du Bouc and put to bed for the winter ready for stage two in 2011

Paris to Chalon sur Soane

12 April 2011 | Medway
Mike
Having got Wafu to Paris the rest of the chaps returned to the UK and left me onboard, where I was joined by Jane, my Partner, and three of our offspring with two of their partners. The cheapest rooms in Paris !, moored in the Paris Arsenal right by the Bastille... Fantastic.
After our stay in Paris we said goodbye to 'les enfants' and set of down the French canal system where we all had a couple of weeks with families, cruising, eating and drinking.... Highly recommended

Picture is of Matelot, ships mascot, enjoying the Louvre......mange toute..

Le Havre to Paris

12 April 2011 | The Medway
Mike
Having taken the mast of and posted it to Marseille we left Le Havre for Paris and our first stop was to be Rouen. Having moored overnight in Honfleur so as to get an easier start in the morning we set of on the tide and were carried up the seine to Rouen, make sure you time the tides correctly as there are very few places to moor before Rouen. We were now out of the tidal seine and continued on to Paris going through some big commercial locks and some lovely small towns

Background

12 April 2011 | The Medway
Mike
'The Wafu' was the brainchild of Andy, who decided he wanted to own a yacht to sail in the Med and that he also wanted partners to share the cost and the experience. So he purchased a Beneteau 325 in Holland, sailed it back and asked around the club (Medway Yacht Club) for anybody that may be interested in buying a share....... and then there were 4.... Andy, Henry, Barry and Mike, that's me!
We then upgraded and refurbished during the winter of 2009/2010 ready for the adventure to start in the summer of 2010.
In June 2010 we set of and sailed to Portsmouth, took part in the Round the Island Race (which is quite a spectacle if you have not sailed in it, especially in the downwind leg where the horizon is just full of spinnakers, over 1700 yachts) before setting of for Le Havre where we de-masted, ready for our journey through the French Canals
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