We left Lymington around noon with the expected low breeze and also against the tide. The goal was to be in the middle of the Solent after the Fastnet Race fleet left Cowes.
It was quite impressive to see about 400 boats (incl boats like Comanche or Rambler) sailing down the Solent towards us.
We motor-sailed against about 3kn of current around the fleet, enjoyed the show, sunshine and good food before we turned south into Cowes. Our marina, Cowes Yacht Haven, had a slip for us and we are now tied up here for a couple of days.
This is where Candace is leaving us and Bjoern and Alex will join us. We are also looking forward to seeing Lawrence & Peggy and Simon & Allison again.
Internet speed is fantastic (Wifi and LTE mobile) the facilities outstanding and High Street about 1 min away.