Passage Race to Southampton

Saturday’s race was a longish passage from Hayling Bay to Southampton. In warm sunny weather with a gentle south-easterly wind the course was mainly downwind but with a few legs taking us into a beat. The start was delayed a little to allow those delayed from leaving their marinas by the low tide. In the race the initial challenge was the decision between a course through the Dolphin passage or between the forts. Those using the Dolphin passage did best. With such good weather Southampton Water was busy for the finish at Coronation.
Then it was into Ocean Village and then dinner at the Royal Southampton YC.