NCI Watches: July – December 2021

This is a summary record of my NCI watch keeping periods and other NCI activities during July to December 2021 kept for my own records.

Date
No. Time Where+ With*
Comment
3rd July
370 13-16 SP 100 Arrived early morning to take photos of the Round the Island race, went home, then back to SP
4th July
371 13-16 SP 575 With new Trainee
5th July
372 13-16 SP 511
9th July
373 13-16 SP 575 2nd session with new trainee, Cowes – Dinard race
11th July
374 13-16 SP Lone watch – had broken down motor boat moored to Lepe Spit cardinal mark until towed by rib
12th July
375 10-13 SP 435 Monday morning – with trainee
376 13-16 SP Monday afternoon – lone watch – worried about 2 canadian canoes coming back from Gurnard but the made it in the end!
18th July
377 13-16 SP 453 With Trainee
23rd July
378 10-13 SP 577 With new Trainee
379 13-16 SP 105 With watchkeeper wanting to revise SP experience
25th July
380 13-16 SP Lone watch
27th July
381 13-16 SP 435 with trainee
28th July
382 13-16 SP 493 Had to close station in force 7 winds, used rope to control front shutter
31st July
383 13-16 SP 630 Saturday – 1st day Cowes week, yacht aground on Quarry Ledge near Gurnard
3rd Aug
384 13-16 SP 453 Tuesday – Light winds meant Cowes week races started late and were confined to the Cowes area
4th Aug
384 13-16 SP 690 Wednesday – similar to the day before
5th Aug
385 13-16 SP 577 Thursday – more wind meant the races came past Lepe with a spinnaker reach to the yellow buoy off Stone Point (Photos)
6th Aug
386 13-16 SP 453 Friday – strong winds and Cowes races cancelled – kayakers practicing rescues at the Spit
8th Aug
387 13-16 SP 585 Sunday – start of the Fastnet Race in strong winds. Concern for a wind surfer but he refused help from two local wind surfers who went to him and from another wind surfer who swam out to him!
10th Aug
388 10-13 SP 435 With Trainee
389 13-16 SP Lone afternoon watch
13th Aug
10am SP Meeting at Lepe about new Station Building
15th Aug
390 13-16 SP 103 with new trainee
17th Aug
391 13-16 SP 509 Start of Mayflower 401 Sail Training Ship race
19th Aug
392 10-13 SP 575 With Trainee
393 13-16 SP 627 With Trainee (double watch day!)
21st Aug
394 13-16 SP 103 With Trainee
29th Aug
395 12-16 CT 440 After viewing the start of power boat races from Lepe a watch in Calshot Tower for a change… I’d forgotten how noisy the jet skis are! The previous day (Saturday) there was a fatal incident at Lepe.
31st Aug
396 13-16 SP 486 With Trainee
1st Sep
397 13-16 SP 277 With Trainee
2nd Sep
398 13-16 SP 575 With Trainee
5th Sep
399 13-16 SP 630
8th Sep
am NCI group visit to VTS
10th Sep
400 13-16 SP 277 With Trainee
11th Sep
all day NCI Stand at the boat show
12th Sep
401 13-16 SP 103 With Trainee who videoed a seal
19th Sep
402 13-16 SP 103 With Trainee
26th Sept
403 13-16 SP lone watch
2nd Oct
404 13-16 SP 127 With Trainee
9th Oct
405 13-16 SP 511 Arrived at Lepe early for the start of the Round the Island Power Boat Race
13th Oct
406 10-13 SP I got times wrong!
16th Oct
407 13-16 SP 325 (booked)
18th Oct
408 13-16 SP with (booked) with trainee
date
no. hours CT/SP with comment

+CT = Calshot Tower, SP = Stone Point (Lepe Country Park)
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