22 March 2019 | Emsworth Channel
13 February 2019
13 February 2019
09 January 2019 | Newtown IOW
04 January 2019 | Newtown IOW
23 October 2018 | Newtown River
19 October 2018 | Emstar at anchor off Brownsea
18 October 2018 | Blood Alley
08 September 2018
30 August 2018 | Wareham Quay
03 August 2018
13 July 2018
21 June 2018 | Brownsea Island anchorage
08 June 2018 | Newtown River
07 June 2018
04 June 2018
02 June 2018 | Mayflower Marina
01 June 2018
30 May 2018

Ghosting Home

22 March 2019 | Emsworth Channel
SSW F2/3, fair, 1029mb falling slowly
Photo courtesy of Nick Yoward

HW Portsmouth 1205 / 4.9m

Departed Newtown WCM at 0710 this morning, setting main and Code Zero.
Beautiful ghosting sail with a 3kt flood tide; fetching Chichester Bar at 1110; with wind now aft and fading we were carried home to Emsworth on the last of the flood.

Rounding the Needles

13 February 2019
SSW F 3l4, fine, 1033mb
HW Portsmouth 0445 / 1710, 4.0m, SSW F3/4

We sailed from Newtown at 0720, with the ebb tide, rounding the Needles Light at 0835; then a glorious reach with the flood tide, in the sunshine, for St Catherine Point, then running before for Chichester Harbour.
A rare February day!

Around the Isle of Wight

13 February 2019
HW Portsmouth 0445/4.0m, SSW F 3/4, fine , 1032mb

Newtown to Chichester Harbour round the back of the Island - a glorious reach in rhe February sunshine!

Fast Reach

09 January 2019 | Newtown IOW
North F4/5, fair, 1030mb
Emstar enjoyed 15-20 kts on the beam today, reaching fast with the ebb through an empty Solent - grand sailing
Perfect shelter at anchor in Clamerkin Lake, Newtown.

January Cruise

04 January 2019 | Newtown IOW
Thursday JAN 3. HW Portsmouth 0920/4.2m
NE F 2/3, Fair, 1042mb

Perfect January weather; a light Northeasterly, to ghost with a fair tide from Emsworth through an empty Solent to Newtown IOW.

Friday JAN 4, HW Portsmouth 1009/4.5m
WNW F3, Fine, 1040mb

A gentle northwesterly under sail from Newtown to Cowes and a pontoon berth in the Medina River.
Don't get much better than this in January!

Saturday JAN 5 HW Portsmouth 1050/4.5m
Overcast 2 C, 1039m steady

Departed Cowes at 0650 under an overcast sky; still with the WNW F3 gentle wind abaft the beam - taking the flood tide east for Chichester Bar and home.

Poole Harbour - Newtown

23 October 2018 | Newtown River
NW F 4/5 becoming F 2/3, fair, 1031mb falling slowly
A relaxed week cruising and exploring beautiful Poole Harbour.

A fair wind today (NW 15/20 kts) gave us a fine broad reach for the Solent and a mooring in Newtown IOW.
Vessel Name: EMSTAR
Vessel Make/Model: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 349
Hailing Port: Emsworth, England
Crew: Gerry & Pat
About: Alfred Lord Tennyson: "Sunset and Evening Star, And one clear call for me, And may there be no moaning on the bar, When I put out to sea," Under sail again with 'Emstar'
Home Page: http://www.sailblogs.com/member/emstar
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