Many thanks to Chris Partridge for sending some more photos of our HBBR meeting at Bursledon on Sunday.
Here are some of us getting ready for the off,
L to R;
Paul Hadley in his prototype Illusion 10 which will eventually sport a sailing rig and small cabin, which he plans to sleep in.
Tim O'Conner with his Iain Oughtred designed Acorn Skiff "Ardilla",
and Chris Waite in "Rosie Mae" which is a bit of a foundling, i.e. GRP hull of unknown origin modified and rigged into the nicest little lugger.
Also present but being shy were Phil Oxborrow in his Prospector canoe and Chris P himself in his Chippendale Sprite.
Talking of Names, I was asked on Sunday what name I was giving the Coot to which i replied, "don't name the ones you are going to eat, it just makes it harder."
I do intend to sell her eventually and do have a buyer interested at the moment so I don't want to get too emotionally attached, but who knows.