September saw the first Trident rally for over three years. It was held at Island Harbour Marina on the River Medina on the Isle of Wight. John Whitely was first to arrive in Webfoot and we locked in together on Friday afternoon, closely followed by Darryl Rees and Morning Cloud II. On Saturday Bob Doe with Lottie was first through the lock having
spent the night in Cowes.
Then came Steve Mihill and Ayuya with his crew,daughter Georgia and Joseph Baker.
Martin Glanvill had hoped to come with Mojave but was having electrical
problems back in Poole. Maybe next time Martin?
Our Commodore, Jon Reed arrived mid-morning by hovercraft (not his own); a flying visit as he was off to the West Country with Jean the following day. Local members Kevin and
Mary Phillips (Serin) came along from Cowes and Dave Mallard (Drake’s Progress) from Godshill. Dave amazed us all with tales of his 20-year refit of Drake’s Progress. I look forward to seeing the results.
Afternoon drinks and barbeque on Swallow was followed later by dinner at The Breeze
restaurant. After dinner Jon Reed thanked everyone for attending and awarded prizes for
best Trident (Lottie) and longest distance. This was a bit of a problem as apart from Steve Mihill from Marchwood (10 miles) and me (500yds) everyone else had come from Chichester Harbour. Clearly, Bob Doe could not win everything! So Darryl Rees and took the honours 24 miles travelled.
Thanks to all who attended. We had fiveTridents make it, so quite a success.