Sailing the Solent

The Solent encompasses a large area of protected water and is probably one of the busiest and most famous sailing areas in the world. It is an area steeped in history and natural beauty, with pretty fishing ports, islands and a wealth of activities. Cowes harbour offers all tide access, and berths are relatively easy to obtain and reasonably priced. During peak events including Cowes Week and Round The Island Race it can become very crowded.There are two main marina’s in West Cowes, Cowes Yacht Haven and Shepherds Wharf. Cowes Yacht Haven can get quite rolly especially on the outside berths.East Cowes Marina offers excellent facilities and is noticeably more relaxed and friendly with a superb on-site restaurant & bar.

🙂 Great fun for Pete’s 40th!

🙁 Very busy waters… cold…

A group of joined Pete for his 40th with the experienced sailors … it was quite wild and wet and windy but a great time was had by all except Paul who suffered from being sea sick!!

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