NCI Watches: July – Dec 2018
This is a summary record of my NCI watch keeping periods and other NCI activities during July to December 2018 kept for my own records. indicates that one or more photos exist, click to view the photo album.
12th August: The Jubilee Trust tall ship Tenacious was inbound past Calshot Tower. Tenacious is designed to allow people of varying physical ability to build confidence through the challenge and adventure of Tall Ship Sailing.
19th August: the gaff cutter Jolie Brise was built in 1913 and has been sailed and maintained by pupils from Dauntsey’s School for 40 years. While the Jolie Brise approached in force 5 to 6 winds, we were surprised by three planes of the RAF Memorial Flight passing over the Tower. I thought I only managed to photograph the Lancaster and the fighters were too illusive – but I did capture one!
30th September: There had been a “little ships” rally on the Isle of Wight the previous day so both the TS Tenacious and the TS Lord Nelson made an appearance. Meanwhile the 18′ Skiffs were having their last race of the season.
|152||12-16||560,640||Calshot RNLI Open Day (Diary entry)|
|153||08-12||115||Swallow yachts Raid next week so morning watch on a Friday|
|154||12-16||220,272||Longstock Water Gardens on Sunday (Diary Entry) so did Saturday watch|
|156||12-16||220, 530||wet and windy with the Tower swaying in force 6 gusting force 7|
|157||12-16||560||Cowes week starts! (Diary entry)|
|158||12-16||560,530||The Jubilee Trust tall ship Tenacious (click for comment), a gaff cutter, and two Merlin Rockets|
|159||12-16||530,560||The Jolie Brise in a good wind plus the RAF Memorial Flight(click for comment)|
|163||12-16||440,610||Saturday watch since at Boat show on Sunday; Jolie Brise under full sail|
|–||–||On NCI stand at Southampton Boat Show (Diary entry)|
|165||12-16||430||Training Ships Tenacious and Lord Nelson and 18′ skiffs (click for comment)|
|166||12-16||560||the “green” Red Funnel ferry Red Falcon|
|–||–||–||Visit of HRH Princess Anne (Diary Entry)|
|169||11-14||660||Summer time ended. Motor yacht Alicia, a well reefed junk rig, and HRH in the Visitor’s Book|
|170||08-11||205,605||Saturday watch, were short of watchkeepers|
|171||11-14||560,220||Blade Runner passes close, a foiling catamaran tacks, an International 14 with asymmetric, and the TS Donald Searle|
|172||11-14||560,530||Remembrance Day; rainbow over Hamble|
|173||11-14||560,220||Nacra 15 catamarans on training day?|
|174||14-17||350||Saturday; An easterly wind tempted a kite surfer past the Tower and into Ower Bay. Also a J70 past the Tower|
|175||11-14||560,470||still easterly, wind surfer passes Tower|
|177||11-14||271,215||Saturday; did some training with Trainee 215|
|180||08-11||205,295||Swapped to first watch since short of watchkeepers but then 205 signed up day before|
|30th Dec||181||11-14||30,600||My last watch of year!|