We just got back from two nights on the boat, sailing to the Isle of Wight and taking a buoy for the evening at the Newtown River. Particularly enjoyable was setting LED lights over the cockpit for a soft lit dinner on the hook.
The sail back was dead into 4 foot swells and 16-18 knots of wind at time, but it was fun. We used very little fuel, and we could have sailed right into Portsmouth Harbour, but we believe the rule is that you must have your engine running for the small ship channel in.
We had had the chance to see many of the Clipper fleet out on Sunday, as well as many gaff rigs:
Here’s a link to a full photo gallery from the sail: