NCI Watches: Jan – June 2019

This is a summary record of my NCI watch keeping periods and other NCI activities during January to July 2019 kept for my own records.  indicates that one or more photos exist, click to view the photo album.

Date
No. Time With*
Comment
1st Jan
182 11-14 560,185 Tuesday, New Years Day – very quiet on the water and on the Spit this year.
6th Jan
183 11-14 560,255 did some training for Trainee “255”
13th Jan
184 11-14 560,440
20th Jan
185 11-14 440,560 Calshot RNLI lost “Dead Fred” and we were able to tell them where he was at about 1.5 miles distant. Before the watch I photographed a junk rigged schooner passing the Tower   .
26th Jan
0900 – 1230 “Incidents with VHF” course at the Scout Hut
27th Jan
186 11-14 560,220 force 6, gusting 7 (Diary entry ). RS400 capsized during asymmetric drop but we watched them recover without incident
3rd Feb
187 11-14 565 Very calm – took photos of “calm – glassy” and “calm – rippled”  ( Diary Entry
10th Feb
188 11-14 560,220 Windy and an International Cadet gave a sailing demo! ( Diary Entry )
17th Feb
189 11-14 560, 530 A “flock” of canoes visit Calshot, plus a 505 dinghy and a Hovercraft!
24th Feb
190 11-14 560, 530 SE F1 – F2 but Davis said F3 – F4. Before watch took photos of Calshot Tower
3rd Mar
191 11-14 585,440 Windy – F6 increasing F7 although the Davis anemo only showed 10 – 15 kts ! Had my annual assessment by 440 – a surprise since I expected it next week!
10th Mar 
192 11-14 560,660 F8 to F9 winds and a windsurfer in the lagoon (Diary Entry )
17th Mar
193 11-14 560,530 Windy, incident with 2 dinghies ( Diary Entry ). Windsurfer in Southampton water
23th Mar
(all day!) SRCMBC Highcliffe Show – about £95 for NCI Calshot
24th Mar
194 11-14 255,560 Did training exercises for 255 mainly re. radios. Photos: yacht with asym. & Jolie Brise
31st Mar
195 12-16 120 1st summertime watch of 2019, 610 did not show up so 215 stayed on until 120 took over. The 18′ skiffs were out for 1st time this year and one capsized in front of the Tower (Diary entry
7th April
196 12-16 470,530 I was watchleader – quiet watch
9th April
10-12 NCI Social event – talks by 730 and 120 on Cruising on a Container Ship and by a Southampton Pilot
14th April
197 12-16 560,530
21st April
198 12-16 560 comment
28th April
199 12-16 560 comment
5th May
200 12-16 530 comment
12th May
201 12-16 560,220 comment
19th May
202 1030-16 560,220 Calshot Assoc. open day; helped man door before watch, then busy with visitors to Tower – fortunately no incidents!
26th May
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