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NCI Watches etc. - 2017
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This is a summary record of my NCI watch keeping periods and other NCI activities kept for my own records. Watches which also have a entry in the main diary pages or have a photo album are marked with the symbol.

Summary of NCI Watches and other activities
(the index to people is password protected)
1st Jan
67 Watch (11-14) with RP; New Years Day!
8th Jan
68 Watch (11-14) with RP,PC; foggy, most of time 2 to 5 cables vis.; yacht aground on spit but happy to wait for tide
15th Jan
69 Watch (11-14) with TP, IH; quiet watch, CMA CGM Marco Polo came in and a new French icebreaker went out  [photo album]
22nd Jan
70 Watch (11-14) with TM,AB; misty, very quiet watch
29th Jan
71 Watch (11-14) with TM,RP; another quiet watch, easterly wind, demonstrated to Colin (who called in at the station) the anemo in the tower wake
5th Feb
72 Watch (11-14) with PC, RP; easterly wind, watch room being painted, demonstrated to Colin the anemo in the tower wake  [photo album]
12th Feb
- had to cancel watch - conjunctivitis
19th Feb
73 Watch (11-14) with PC, RP, misty, quiet watch
26th Feb
74 Watch (11-14) with RP, had my annual assessment with DH - passed!
5th Mar
75 Watch (11-14) with JS, rain squalls coming through; windsurfer died off Hayling Island
12th Mar
76 Watch (11-14) with RP,HC,TJ; no wind, drizzle, oppies launched in afternoon  [photos of the Opies]
19th Mar
77 78 Watch (11-14) with RP,CJ; windy force 6 gusting 7; had 2 VHF calls asking for weather info; then I stayed on for most of next watch!  [see diary page!]
26th Mar
79 Watch (12-16) with SC,HC,TC; I was watch leader, windsurfer towards Lepe end of beach self rescued
2nd Apr
80 Watch (12-16) with PC,RP; quiet watch although 3 or 4 ch.65 calls  [Photo Album]
9th Apr
81 Watch (12-16) with HC,RP; I was WL, lots of people at Calshot due to Easter hols and warm weather, but no incidents.  [photo album]
16th Apr
82 Watch (12-16) with PC,RP; quiet watch - beforehand I photo'd new banner from Castle roof  [photo]
23rd Apr
83 Watch (12-16) with PC,CLS; jet ski incident (see photos)  [photo album]
30th Apr
84 Watch (12-16) with TC,CJ,AB; quiet watch
7th May
85 Watch (12-16) with PC,RP; an EPIRB found at Netley Boat Jumble; sailing barge; and net fishing!  [photo album]
14th May
86 Watch (12-16) with PC.RP; busy day!  [see diary page]
21st May
87 Watch (12-16) with PC.RP; windy but no incidents!  [photo]
28th May
88 Watch (12-16) with TC,CT; NCI stand at Hythe before watch; heavy storm line went through but no incidents  [photo]
4th June
89 Watch (12-16) with RP; quiet watch
10th June
90 Saturday Watch (12-16) with DW; Skylift 3000 arrived before the watch  [see June 14th diary entry ]
11th June
91 Watch (12-16) with RP and CTo; OMRA were racing; incident with head injury where CG sent Calshot LB to wrong place  [see June 11th diary entry ]
18th June
92 Watch (12-16) with TC and WM; hot day, crowds at Calshot, quiet watch  [photo]
25th June
93 Watch (12-16) with PC and RP; force 6-7 which was not forecast; cat capsized but luckily helped by rib; classic gunter rigged dinghy with man and two children launched but thought better before leaving the beach - thank goodness!
9th July
94 Watch (12-16) with IA and RP
16th July
95 Watch (12-16) with PC and TiC; did some training
23rd July
96 Watch (12-16) with PC and CT; yacht sent mayday then switched to ch.8 - did not tell CG that people had been recovered from water!
30th July
97 Watch (12-16) with IA and CT; 2 incidents: 18' skiff turtled and Swallow Class yacht lost backstay - we identified and sent position to CG  [photo album]

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