The weater forecast on Friday was ideal for a cruise. A bunch of sailors met on the Harold Point beach to get organized. Some of the diehards were feeling ambituous, while others had more modest ambitions. We decided to head as a group to the North end of Rose Island. Those wanting a shorter cruise could head back down the Channel between Rose and Parry Islands, While the rest could carry on to Sandy Island. We had a couple of Lasers joining the group, as well as Win and Alison in their Keelboat.
The group split up at the northeast end of Rose Island. Those who had opted for the shorter cruise found a nice spot to have a picnic.
Meanwhile, the rest of the group carried on to reach the bottom of Sandy Island. Derek, Randy and Joanne caught up in Charger.
Aleid explained the route around Sandy Island. He mentioned that there were lots of shallow rocks to hit with your daggerboard!
After hearing Aleid's stories of hard to spot shallow rocks, Heather and Frank decided not to risk their pristine daggerboards, so they tried to catch up with the earlier group heading down to the channel between Rose and Parry Islands.
Graham had decided to circumnavigate Rose Island the other way (clockwise), and we met him about halfway along the channel.
Aleid, Les, Mat, Roy and the other Laser sailor risked the trip round Sandy Island.
Thanks to all those who provided photos:
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