Voyages of Lady Martina - 2015 season completed

This section summarises the Lady Martina 2015 cruising season.  

Whilst plans were always subject to the weather, the serviceability of the vessel and health and well-being of the crew, this outcome bears a close resemblance to our original cruising intentions and acted as a guide for friends and family who we would have liked to have visited us as valued guests.

As our plans for individual cruises were more advanced, thenhad their own entry with all of the necessary details added as usual. The links take the reader to the details of each passage as they happened. 

Section I 17th May Proving cruises to Dunkirk for the 70th Little Ships anniversary 

17th or 20th  May Lowestoft  to Ramsgate

c21st  May Ramsgate to Dunkirk

24th-25th May Dunkirk to Ramsgate or Lowestoft

4th-8th June Lowestoft to Southwold and return . Update: We had to cancel this and not take part


Section II 14th June onwards South coast cruise from Ramsgate to Lymington in the Solent via Brighton/Eastbourne, Portsmouth, Southampton, Cowes and Yarmouth IOW

Part 1. 14th June Ramsgate to Eastbourne see

Part 2. 16th June  Eastbourne to Brighton  see

Part 3. 18th June Brighton to Portsmouth see

Part 4. 20th June Portsmouth to Itchin Marine

Part 5. 28th June Itchin Marine to East Cowes

Part 6. Wed 1st July Cowes  to Yarmouth IOW

Part 7. Thurs 2nd July Yarmouth IOW to Itchin Marine


Shore Leave:

Thurs 2nd July Drive to Norfolk via Watford for Kathleen's home visit 

Fri 3rd July Dog Max to Kennels am then drive back via Watford to Itchin Marine


Section III 3rd July onwards Channel Islands Cruise from Yarmouth IOW via Cherbourg, Guernsey, Jersey Cherbourg France 

Part 1. Sun 5th July  Itchin Marine to Cherbourg

Part 2. Mon 6th July  Cherbourg to St Peter's Port Guernsey

Part 3. Fri 11th July St Peter's Port Guernsey to St Hellier, Jersey

Part 4 Wed 15th July St Helier, Jersey to Cherbourg.

Shore Leave:

Thurs 16th July 17.00 Ferry Cherbourg  to Portsmouth arrive 1900;  then train from Portsmouth to  Southampton to  collect car and drive to Norfolk

Fri 17th July Dog Max from Kennels am then

Sat 18th July Max to Lucy Forder, at noon 

Sun 19th July Drive to Ramsgate to leave car and train to Portsmouth for 1600 ferry to Cherbourg arr 20.00


Section IV 20th July onwards Normandy Cruise from Cherbourg, via Normany Coast,  France to Ramsgate

Part 1. Mon 20th July  Cherbourg to St Vaast le Hogue 29nm 3hrs

Part 3. Wed 23rd July St Vaast to Grand Camp Maisy  28nm 3hrs 30mins

Part 4. Fri 25th July Grand Camp Maisy to Port En Bessin 14nm 1hr 45mins

Part 5  Sun 26th July Port En Bessin to Caen 32nm 4hrs 25mins

Part 6. Thur 30th July Caen  via Ouistrehem to St Valery En Caux  64nm 9hrs 15mins

Part 7 Sat 1st August St Valery En Caux to  Boulogne 64nm 8hrs

Part 8 Sun 2nd  August Boulogne to Ramsgate 39nm 4hrs 30mins (planned) 

Shore Leave:

Tuesday 4th to  August  drive to Norfolk Collect  Dog Max from Lucy Forder

Wed 5th - Sat 8th August Norfolk

Sun 9th August Max Drive to Ramsgate to leave car and board Lady Martina

Section V Monday 10th August onwards East Coast Cruise back to Norfolk

Part 1. Monday 10th August Ramsgate to Ipswich 58nm 6hrs 45mins

Part 2. Tuesday 11th August Ipswich to Lowestoft 52nm 6hrs 30 mins

Part 3. Wednesday 12th August Lowestoft to Horning 32nm 6hrs 30mins





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