Boat ownership is all about freedom and having fun. For the early May Bank Holiday 2019 18 motor and sailing vessels set sail from Portishead Quays Marina to Penarth Quays Marina on a Cruise In Company as part of the RYA Active Marina Programme.
The cruise in company saw 12 motor boats and 6 yachts set sail on a staggered start on Saturday morning to head out into The King Road and down the Bristol Channel to Cardiff. It was a little lumpy on leaving through the Portishead Lock Gates, straight into a disappointing Northerly wind blowing at F4 with some strong gusts. Once around the breakwater heading down wind with an ebb tide the conditions flattened off a little. There were around 50 people on board the fleet along and 4 furry friends (all wearing lifejackets!) with 2 U18s – the youngest Ollie Potter at just 5 months old and Harry at 14 ably assisting his Dad on Jenny Wren! The fleet was a mixture of vessels from the smallest “Doctor’s Orders” (a 6.2 small fisher), a range of motor and sailing yachts through to the largest “Gracie” and “Liberty” at 50ft.