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WELLS CRUISE JULY 2017

03 August 2017

The weather for the last few weeks has been mostly windy, this weekend was no exception.
This gave us two problems – the sea state for our proposed trip and the fact that Wells Harbour was full of boats that were weather bound. There simply was not enough space for our fleet in the Harbour.

Having cancelled the supported cruise, James took the decision to go with Evita anyway. Several other experienced club members decided that they were willing to make the trip – a call to the Harbour Master to confirm that he could accommodate 8 boats……and we were off!

We left Great Yarmouth on a 0730hrs Haven Bridge lift after an early start and a beautiful sunrise & made our way up the coast with a stiff south westerly breeze making the passage lumpy but not too uncomfortable. We arrived at Wells no.1 buoy at 1040hrs and made our way down the Harbour.

Wells Carnival was just starting on Saturday so there was plenty going on over the 3 days we were there and an extremely good time was had by all.

The changeable weather continued as had been forecast but we had a fair bit of sunshine and a few showers. We left on Tuesday and had a very pleasant run along the Norfolk Norfolk Coast. By the time we reached Caister bang on forecast, the wind shifted to the south and increased to force 5. With wind over tide the sea state got rather boisterous for the last 10 miles. Our experienced crews took it in their stride and we arrived at Great Yarmouth around 1530hrs.

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