Calshot NCI: Photos July – Dec 2016
The earlier photos were taken from Calshot Tower NCI with a Canon “snapshot” camera or using my iPhone so the definition is not good. After the 23rd JUly almost all the photos are taken using a much better DSLR camera with a zoom lens.
10th July: RNLI Day at Calshot – for photos see 10th July diary entry.
23rd/24th July: Photos of cruise liners, Hamble Lifeboat visit, etc. taken with a DSLR camera – see 23rd/24th July diary entry.
31st July: A call to the CG that a yachtsman had been hit on the head by the boom on a yacht off the Beaulieu River resulted in both Calshot lifeboats being launched. The Atlantic brought the yachtsman back while the IRB towed the yacht back and put it on one of the moorings. Later in the day a motor cruiser with its anchor warp wrapped around the stern drive managed to moor itself by Bald Head buoy. When we went off watch both the Calshot LB and the Hamble LB were trying to move the casualty with little success!
7th August: It’s Cowes Week! Yacht Leopard seen from the base of the Tower. “SP” now has two outriders. A container ship negotiates the racing. An “ocean front” near the Tower. Leopard returns more reefed. The MOD 70 trimaran of “Team Concise”.
3rd September: Hamble Harbour Sea Safety Day – the NCI Calshot display and demonstration of a flare – for photos see 3rd September diary entry
4th September: A converted second-hand lifeboat, a gas tanker, and one of many gaffers that passed during the day. Watchkeeper TC wanted some photos of himself in the Tower to illustrate a talk about NCI – for photos see the 4th September photo album.
2nd October: Two classic yachts; the ketch is called “Maybe” and operates as a training ship [visit their web site]
23rd and 30th October: On the 23rd, the Lord Nelson training ship with a person in a wheelchair on the bowsprit. On the 30th, a foiling kite-surfer; then Buzz a yacht with radio set to US channels – they thanked us for telling them!