Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Pleiades Cup Weekend

                       It was a crisp July morning , when at least part of the fleet set sail from A 8 off Auckland Point. It was a bit of a mystery as to just where everyone else was.. after all we had hosted the farewell party for the Paul family the night before ... and we managed to make the 9 am start...

However .. it soon became clear that it was a two horse race between Pleiades and No Problem, with Intriigue and Doctors Orders very late starters at about 10.30 am.

As it turned out the two tri's caught up quickly and got there before us .. moral of the story.. we might as well have stayed in bed too...

upon arrival into Coloseum Inlet we were greeted by the graceful sails

of a dinghy sailed by Dirk Beyers.. this seems to be it's annual outing too..

                                        It was so pretty .. I played around with it for a while ..

Then Lynne sent in a few good shots of the crowd arriving ..

Marina had to do anchor duty .. and winch duty and lunch duty..

where is Geoff Mc Innerney she asked????

the usual race was held ..

                                                     Intriigue was colourful..and keen

Sue and Lex were two up as well..

                                                      Tony had the young and the restless...

Pleiades took half the settlement

Doctor's Orders took the trophy

Pleiades looked good in an old fashioned way

and with a crowd aboard

..in full sail

and so
the weekend finished with a cosy evening by the bonfire , good pizzas and good company..

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