Sunday, December 5, 2010

Championship Heat 3 Dec 4th - Another wet day in Queensland !

After cancelling the last couple of weeks of racing due to wind, rain and generally more comfortable options ....it was definitely time to get back on the water.  boats headed out with the wise packing their wet weather gear as well. So actually i noticed only a couple of the girls  thought that far ahead!

The photographer managed to hitch a ride with Piranha after No Problem had a few problems - thanks Ben Karen and Scarlett for a bunch of nice portrait shots! No Problem did get out later, but we all missed the start .... which meant we were in good time for the dinghy start ...


Way to go..............

                                                                       
                                                     Fully supportive of the Piranha logo...........................


                                                    Sue was looking Chrismassy ... ..........


                                            
                                               The Cooper team were flying ..........

                                                        Phoebe was raring to go....................

                                                                                                                
                                                     Rowen was playing it cool..............

                                                      Tom was hiding from the big ship................     

                                                                                                                          
                      .................but couldn't resist a peek......................................

                               
                                Graham and Pat kept an eye on the flock..........................

                                                              and away they went ........



                         Ryan and Phoebe played it close......................

               with an ominous dark sky behind ........ The start was tight and Hannah was looking good............     


                         ..............and then it was Martin and Jackson inching ahead...........


                                     
                                              I was gritting my teeth by now...............

                                                                             
                   finally the red laser got out of the pack and broke free................

                                                                          
           Meanwhile ..............there were a few things happening out on dark blue sea........

          Immigrant just blended ...... grey sky, grey sea, grey deck, grey shirts... I  want COLOUR

     despite the rainy blur ..... ccolour , good  cheer, and enthusiasm from  Jeanine on Loco    

                                                         .....NAP ... plenty of colour there...........

                               On Upshot.......it was pouring rain , wet but colourful......................

                                                                                  
                                         No Problem put in an appearance ................

         ... just testing a few things .... port engine ? tick ........steering ? Marina off....tick.... No Problem..

                                               Intrigue was disappearing into the dark........




                                                                                         
               Loco must have been worried about weight....... toss em over ..............

                                                                                     
                                   .........comfortable boys?              

                                                                                     
                                    Oops ........... Handing out the beers....................

                              .                              ...back on Piranha .........

  
                                                                                    
                                                      Scarlett was keeping us all amused..............

                                                                                                                    
                                           Karen was keeping us on track.....
                                                
                                                           Scarlett wants new sunnies.....


                                          ..and will probably get them she thinks..................

                          ...........    then mum disappeared and a camera was stuck in her face....

Now ... I want mum back too..................please......

all in all.......... everyone was happy to be back on the water.





Out peeks another smile.................................
                                                                                                 

1 comment:

  1. The Club Xmas party will be held on Sunday 12th December,Family sail first at 1300 hours, followed by santa etc etc.

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