Calshot NCI: Photos January – June 2018
Most of these photos were taken with good quality DSLR or “bridge” cameras with wide range zoom lenses.
1st April: the Yarmouth Lifeboat returning after escorting a damaged yacht to the Hamble. The yacht had holed its bows in collision with the East Lepe buoy and was towed back stern first by the Hamble Lifeboat with Yarmouth in attendance. Meanwhile a parade of yachts celebrating the centenary of the RAF (from the RAF Yacht Club?) passed the Tower and made their way back to the Hamble.
15th April: BC23 sail number 53 and also Wayfarers at Calshot [see diary entry]
22nd April: 18ft skiffs returning to Calshot after racing – one capsized during the tricky manoeuvre of coming into land! The survey/research vessel Edda Fonn operated by the Norwegian “Reach Subsea” inbound. A swedish racing yacht with spinnaker set, and a fishing vessel near Solent Breezes.
29th April: The Youth Training ship “Prolific” both outbound and inbound. The local fishing boat “Inspiration” (SU10) is looking very smart these days! A UASC Container ship the “Al Nefud” and the Southampton University teaching/research vessel “Callista”.
10th June: A yacht with a very high mast outbound; and a Wayfarer about to land, the previous day a fleet of Wayfarers had sailed around the Isle of Wight. Also a patch of foam! The photos show that wakes were leaving foam trails, presumably following a plankton bloom during the hot weather.
17th June: Offshore Model Racing Association at Calshot [diary entry]. Towards the end of the watch the City of St. Petersberg was outbound – a different shape of car carrier!
23rd June: Thundercat racing and a YM Senior [diary entry] . Also an “Oppie” regatta at Warsash and coaching Oppies at Calshot – 97 oppies counted!