Sunday, October 24, 2021

The 2021 Sealink All Boats Regatta


                                          The Sealink All Boats Regatta 2021

 Day 1 - Once again it was a mixed bag of wind, wave and tide producing an afternoon of short choppy white capped waves; trying conditions for both competitors and rescue boats by afternoons end. The trip back across the harbour from Quoin Basin skirting Middle Bank was a testing finish to the afternoon.

On the happy side the same conditions made for fast, colourful action shots, unlike Sunday, where the wind gauge started at Zero and slowly built to a light breeze.

Thanks must go to the organising committee and the team of volunteers from Port Curtis Sailing Club, ably assisted on the water by the team from Keppel Bay Sailing club. Another very successful sailing event. 

                                       There were a few practise runs up and down the line.                                                                      

                             Keppel Bay bought an impressive and colourful fleet of Opti sailors 

Racing underway with three start lines beginning with the junior fleet, dinghies and catamarans.

That was the action on Day 1  Everyone went home pleasantly tired out! 
Sunday was a different story. 

                                  The trip out the creek was colourful, calm and mostly under tow! 
                                                                         Also the best light of the day! 


                                                  ... as the trail headed out, ..

a ship was coming in , so Tuan stood front and centre to keep them all behind
Racing was eventually underway, the light was harsh
so I tried for a few more people close ups! 

A half time talk by the coach!