The first leg of the voyage from Sandwich to Poole taught the crew so much about Scaramouche and about themselves. The second leg was a much calmer affair with a favourable south-easterly blowing them along the south coast.
With calmer conditions the crew took a chance to practice navigation and compass work on a deck which was relatively level most of the time. When yesterday had been about the steepest of learning curves in some difficult conditions today the challenges were busy shipping lanes and plotting the right course to use the wind to most effect .
Of course Scaramouche has a racing pedigree and she still clipped along at 7 knots. The approach to Cowes and the Solent meant a careful look out for other vessels at all times particularly in the run into harbour.
Another long and successful day and the crew are starting to feel like a real team as they become more familiar with life aboard.
Tomorrow the final run into Poole, and familiar waters for all of the crew. Poole is where they first learnt to sail and who would ever have thought that those early, very wet lessons would lead to this amazing experience.