Saturday, March 21, 2020

Blues skies and sunshine and lots of kids sailing




Sailing at the Port Curtis Sailing Club 

How joyful to hear the sounds of young voices and kids looking forward to getting into boats and having fun on the water


Great to see the young dads getting involved in the club and helping to spread the love of sailing to the next generation 


A few of our iconic sailing idols were out there as well- bringing out the solo craft in these uncertain times 


Intriigue sailed solo as well! 

                                  As always the orange sails of the Racer fleet catch the eye

                           Martin in amongst the start on his windsurfer - taking no prisoners!



                            A lovely line -up of pacers with Rob and kids evan hoisting spinnakers

                                                        Perfectly coordinated too Martin!


                                                 
                                       A dedicated trio of sailors - Sam on the helm keeping a keen eye
                 

Damo and Ryan discussing tactics here by the serious look 


                               Clearly Ryan was happy with the decisions and could relax awhile 


He sure is a cutie 


                                            Plenty of space out in a dinghy on the harbour

                                                       Solo sailing has its charms

                                                  Maybe paddle board riders could join in too? 😊

                                                               Nail biting finishes

                                                     the Graham clan just got in there

Victory smiles ! Well done Sam 



                                                     .. then along came Intriigue
                                                       

                                                                with a pretty new kite

                                                                     ... a speedy tack


                                                                     Pretty as a picture


Thursday, February 14, 2019

The sun shone, the water was cool, best place to be in a heatwave!




There were two, two, many 125's on the water last Saturday 

                                       
                                          Intriigue was going through the paces,
                                                      Fleur D Lis was two handed sailing, jib only
                                          Solitaire looked like it was cruising off the Mediterranean
                                                                before gingerly testing the trapeze harnesses ..
                                                    There was a General Recall for this effort!
                                                              Ben had already gone back .... he knew!
                                                         Fraser was test pilot on the skiff with Mitch..

                                                       with a close encounter here and there..

                                                     David put in a champion effort


                                                          Ben was staying well in front of Ray ..
                                                         Dave on Solitaire
                                                                      Steve Lewis
                                                                         Peter and Alexa.. tutu pretty


                                                       around the mark, then on to Race 2



                                                       The dinghy fleet sailed four sprint races
                                                        Rob Graham on the Laser
 
                                                     some skiff fun 

                                                                 wet, wet for Maria
                                                            Ray annoyed David Cue for a wee while

                                                                        tight around A8

                                                                David Cue on I Boat
 




                                                           Chris Mann and Kerry Williams


                                                              1.25 trapeze artists

                                                     a casual afternoon on the M.V.Jack
                                                               .. can Dad stay in front ???

                                                              this team hopes not!
                                                    Thats a big boat for a solo sailor Matthew!
                                             
                                                                                .. and so it goes ...