Wasn't sure if I was going to this as it meant an early start on Saturday morning to get to the start at Gillingham Pier. As I woke at 5.15am I decided to chance it, so loaded with my camera off I went to the start and arrived at 6.30 am. It was very misty but there was wind so I thought it would clear for the start but at 7am it was still about so some of the images show it.
This was taken the day before as we had to go to Gillingham on Friday anyway. This shows the ornate gate at the side of the Gillingham slip with a Barge.
The main reason was for me to take my own picture of the Edith May which I sailed on last week. Here she is in all her splendour tacking before the start.
Coming towards the pier just before the start.
Off she went, with all the other
There were three classes of boats taking part.
Heading down river into the sun, three more vessels taking part. Due to the mist they started to fade but it was a wonderful sight.
This one was just about to tack towards the start.
Sailing off into the sun on their way to the Medway Buoy in the Thames Estuary then back to the Pier, approximately 29 miles in total. Results of who won? Well there's a question, I have checked the web but it looks like a phone call will have to be made.
At 7,15am I was on my way home for breakfast.
Thanks for looking.
nite nite, luv Mike XX