Tuesday, November 27, 2012

CCYC Round the Bay Yacht Race 24th November 2012

View the on board video , taken by Tony Constance , on Doctor's Orders the 31' Farrier.

                 As Doctor's Orders rounded the T4 mark, they shot off with cracked sheets......

            Tony was reminiscing about another time where the multi hull brigade achieved glory...

In the cruising division Tuan looked graceful...

And below deck , Lynne apparently had the nap roster well organised!

Da'Luke also joined in the fun, but weren't in sight for any photos...!

Slim's conversion to being a trimaran sailor is well underway... not that he'll admit it... not on the three beer ration!

There were colourful characters (and wardrobes) abound!

Whilst other's enjoyed the fine conditions!


Or just took in the scenery...

But rest assured there was a lot of hard work to be done by all!


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Championship again, but the weather was dirty!!


                           The water was a muddy brown, the sky and dirty grey and the only colour was the bright orange of the new pacer sails and the colourful wet weather jackets of crew on  yachts!

                             this week,
                                         in no particular order,
                                                                     there was chaos amd mayhem,
            twisted kites, trailing ropes, head buttting booms and everyone was

                                                        wet, wet, wet....................


                   .. theres no chance Callum is ever going to be out of a job on Immigrant!

                                                      Peter discovered just how harrd a boom can be...

                                    ... and swimming looked to be on the agenda..

                                 .. Greg maintained it was drier on the trapeze than in the boat!!

                               .. only the young looked comfortable..


                                          .. everything looked better in black and white

                                         Dirk was ready to rock and roll..

                                              there were cool  kites...


                                                                 the fast and the furious..


                                                         .........the uninitiated..

                                                          .. those in the know..

some made brief appearances ..

                                                     patches of colour..


                                                       close encounters....


                                                           some good rides

                                                          brothers and sisters,

                                                               fathers and daughters..

                                                                         the large and the small...     

                                                             starters and finishers....

                                                     and finally ...

                                                        big boats with big waves....