NCI Watches: July – Dec 2019

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

Date
No. Time With*
Comment
6th July
216 10-13 585 Saturday morning watch at Stone Point. BRe “Josephine” (I think) from Calshot seen off Lepe
7th July
217 08-12 655,440 First watch Sunday morning and going to Stone Point afterwards
218 13-16 455 Stone point, Sunday afternoon.
10th July
am NCI Calshot visit to Southampton Container Port (DP World) – [Diary Entry]
14th July
219 08-12 440 First watch Sunday morning and going to Stone Point afterwards
220 13-16 290 Stone point, Sunday afternoon. Dinghies leaving Lepe having sailed from Gurnard, and a rather grand yacht towards Gurnard
17th July
221 12-16 507 Wednesday afternoon watch – instead of watch at weekend since doing 2 at Stone Point
21st July
222 10-13 520 Sunday Stone Point – first of pair – briefing to new rota officer during end of watch
223 13-16 290 Sunday Stone Point – second of pair – 4 lowered BMW cars entered lower car park, can’t see how they would get over the speed hump at the exit!
23rd July
224 12-16 508 Tuesday Calshot Tower – stood in for watchkeeper with tooth problems since am still doing, but in process of handing over, watch rota. Fairey Huntsman 202 had engine problems while trying to return to Hamble Point Marina. Gipsy Moth IV also sailed past Tower  [Calshot Blog]
27th July
225 13-16 565 Lepe – Saturday pm watch
28th July
226 13-16 290 Lepe – Saturday pm watch
29th July
At Calshot connecting up AIS alarm. Folkboat went aground at Lepe
31st July
227 12-16 185,271 Wednesday watch at Calshot – trying to sort out AIS SART alarm originating from somewhere in Cowes
3rd Aug
228 13-16 300,720 Lepe – Saturday pm – start of Fastnet Race [Diary Entry  ] [Calshot blog]
4th Aug
229 10-13 652 Lepe – Sunday am – 1st of 2 Lepe shifts in one day!
230 13-16 150 Lepe – Sunday pm – sailGP cats practicing
10th Aug
231 16-20 410 Evening at Calshot – gales – Cowes racing cancelled, Tower swaying, and cruise ships departing [diary entry ]!
 11th Aug 232 13-16 455 Cowes Week (CW) Sun pm – Lepe – sailGP racing [Diary Entry ]
12th Aug
233 13-16 203 CW Mon pm – Lepe – helicopter drill with Solent Rescue [Diary Entry ]
13th Aug
234 10-13 535 CW Tues am – Lepe – pleasant weather! [Diary Entry  ]
14th Aug
235 13-16 520 CW Wed pm – Lepe – rain and wind
18-20 NCI Calshot Committee meeting
15th Aug
236 10-13 187 CW Thurs am – Lepe – windy but racing on [Diary Entry ]
16th Aug
237 13-16 380 CW Fri pm – Lepe – windy, rain set in, racing in morning over shortened courses [Diary Entry ]
17th Aug
238 13-16 325 CW Sat pm – Lepe – windy but dry, mainly wind surfers [Diary Entry ]
18th Aug
239 8-12 215 Calshot early watch – fitted Temp/Hum sensor to Davis
24th Aug
240 12-16 272 Calshot  – motor cruiser “Blue Daze” had seen better days! A traditional gaff cutter contrasted to a red jet. A high tide at Calshot, and Bay Raider no. 95.
25th Aug
241 13-16 652,565 Lepe – Sunday pm
26th Aug
242 13-16 290 Lepe – August Bank Holiday pm – Cowes to Torquay powerboats returning but poor visibility
31st Aug
243 13-16 290, 565 Lepe – Sunday pm – back at Calshot was RNLI Day… “Bands in the Boathouse”
1st Sept
244 12-16 560 back on Calshot Sunday midday watch for once!
4th Sept
QAVS presentation in Sunderland hangar [Diary Entry]
8th Sept
245 13-16 290 Lepe – Sunday pm
14th Sept
246 8-12 570 Saturday – Calshot early watch – 1st of 2 watches!
247 13-16 325 Lepe – Sunday pm
15th Sept
On NCI stand at the Boat Show [Diary Entry]
22nd Sept
248 08-12 440,655 Sunday- Calshot early watch – 1st of 2 watches!
249 13-16 290 Lepe – Sunday pm
29th Sept
250 08-12 440 Sunday – Calshot early watch – 1st of 2 watches- “20 foot log” incident!
251 13-16 300 Lepe – Sunday pm – very high tide [NCI Calshot Blog]
5th Oct
RNLI HQ Poole [Diary Entry]
6th Oct
252 13-16 360 Lepe – Sunday pm – we worried about two kayakers who looked to be struggling but they rafted up and then got back to shore
11th Oct
253 08-12 509 Calshot Friday 1st watch – with trainee but he turned out to be a retired Master Mariner from the RFA!  The sail training ships Lord Nelson and Tenacious passed the Tower [Diary Entry]
12th Oct
9-13 Training Team – I sat in on the Chart Work course followed by a Training Team meeting
13th Oct
254 13-16 570 Sunday pm watch at Lepe – wind surfers and a kayak using the Lepe Spit waves
20th Oct
255 08-12 380 Calshot 1st watch before going to Lepe
256 13-16 565,630 Sunday pm watch at Lepe
27th Oct
257 13-16 100 booked
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