Airborne Eastbourne Cruise

Airborne Eastbourne Cruise

For those not there, and perhaps to whet your appetite for next year, there really is nothing quite like being moored half a mile offshore at Eastbourne, and have the Red Arrows fly straight over you in formation as they open the event and then get to view their display as it unfolds around you.

8 Yachts cruised over for the event including BMYC's Admiral Jack.

9 on board Brighton Belle thoroughly enjoyed the short cruise to Eastbourne and back. 

Many thanks to John Boyce, chair of BMBHA, who acted as lead boat liaising with Premier at Eastbourne and SHYC, to ensure we all had allocated berths handy for the Yacht Club, and a warm welcome at the Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club.

The mooring organisation at Eastbourne is well managed creating a safe area boats to watch the various aircraft strutting their stuff. 

Those of us sailing over on Saturday morning had "some" assistance from the wind, but it couldn't be persuaded to provide more than 10 Kts from the W. Still it did mean that, while at anchor, we had a peaceful time, except for the aircraft noise. 

The Air Show finale was the display by the Typhoon. A truly astonishing fighter aircraft, and the one of those things you should see in display just to marvel at its extraordinary speed and manoeuvrability.

At the end of it all - a couple of miles to Sovereign Harbour. With many going in at the same time, the lock was well stocked with boats - many engaged in friendly banter. 

Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club made us all very welcome with the BBQ and live music.

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