I'm very happy to step in and organise this row...I've not run one for a while, and it should be an easy enough row. So I can help both Bobby and Leslie.
As you say, weather and tides look ok for a run to marker and then into Emsworth for tea at Flintstones and back for 11am.
Have a good day in London, see you soon.
Thank you all so much for offering to step in at such short notice.
8am start, marker and Flintstones sounds perfect Matt. Thank you.
It is a small neap tide in the morning, so if you take a Claydon, you need to be fairly prompt on getting it back on the mooring by 11am
Also and given that HW is at 09.00 I wouldn't come back along the North channel parallel to the shore line as it really is a small tide and water will be scarce in quite a few places. Better to return home
Using the main channel and heading in and out if Emsworth down and using the main channel where all the boats are moored, which is the Emsworth channeling
Please remember to take grab bags, radios and collect pin money
For Christine. Remember rain jackets in case of showers. Wind forecast good with light offshore breeze.