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Training Weekend
April 2006

In April 2006, we sailed from Southampton to northern France for some offshore training. Here are a few photos from our trip:

Colin climbing the mast! Click for a larger image
Click for a larger image And again ...
... and again! Click for a larger image
Click for a larger image Our yacht, "Space Race" in Saint Vaast harbour.
Saint Vaast street. Click for a larger image
Click for a larger image Just off Saint Vaast is the island of Tatihou, linked by a causeway at low tide (if you can make your way between the oyster beds!). As well as being a nature reserve, the island is host to various military relics from bygone conflicts. This is the barracks and Tour Vauban.
Here's the sea wall on Tatihou looking towards the Fort de l'Ilet, an adjacent smaller tidal island. Click for a larger image
Click for a larger image Colin enjoying his fruits de mer in a Saint Vaast restaurant!
All on deck (bar Colin) sailing across the channel. Click for a larger image
Click for a larger image Ric looking a little sleep deprived after rough seas overnight crossing the channel - now back on calmer waters sheltered by the Isle of White having rounded the Needles.
Sailing back up Southampton Water. Click for a larger image

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