Wanderer Tag: Chichester Harbour


WandererFest 2023

Report by John Renouf assisted by Lindsay and Neil Weatherley At the new location this year of Mengeham Rythe SC, Hayling Island, everyone taking part was given the option of sailing with a supported fleet (supported by a RIB) or unsupported fleet, relying on the principle of cruising in company. Most of this article by John Renouf, from his vantage at the helm of the support boat, reports on the larger, supported fleet and the event as a whole. We asked Lindsey and Neil Weatherley to complete the picture by writing about the experience of the unsupported fleet, which Lindsey led. The Weatherleys’ authorship is indicated by the paragraphs in blue type. Thanks to excellent timing, the return of both fleets from their different destinations before the tide fell too far was one of the successes of the new format. Unfortunately sailing was reduced to two days owing to adverse

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