31st July – 1st Aug. : Cowes Week Starts
On the first day of Cowes Week, Saturday 31st August, it was the “black sail” yachts that passed Lepe Country Park heading westwards. When they later returned with spinnakers set I was on watch at NCI Stone Point.
I wasn’t on watch on the Sunday but called in at Lepe to pick up my NCI anorak which I’d forgotten the previous day. Some of the less large yachts were passing the Lepe Spit cardinal mark at the time.