It was the last sailing Saturday of the year, and coincidentally this is the 100th Blog entry also.. amazing !!
The new year will bring us a whole new start..
since I am hampered at getting on the water at the moment ,
I thought we should take a look behind the scenes at the feverish preparation and adrenaline filled yachties at the PCSC
Jackson .. planning tactics and generally keeping an eye on the opposition
Matthew working on balance and weight versus wind on the BIC
Michello practising getting back into the boat after a capsize or perhaps working out how to hang on in event of a capsize?
Christopher - actually was upright and ready to help dad..
In Fact .. he was doing a days work..
the big boys were also taking this racing business seriously
Yes ...Lex was happy to have all that crew on board..
even if they had never seen a yacht before !
Maria was doing her sailing onshore
.. but she still had all the right gear..
.. there was the usual posturing before the start.. flexing muscles and showing off
Some of the graduates were getting their wings wet..
there's a rumour about .. that the start line was only two hulls wide ..
.. but Tuan took the start , proving mono hull dominance at the start..
.. it was all a bit of a loud and screechy mish- mash from on shore ..
Ray wanted to still be a part of it ..
and then it was Round Two .. dinghies
.. there were other boats to play with ..
the second race got off to a more orderly beginning..
Steve and Morgan went steady steady.. and it paid off..
Herc was zooming here and there for a long day out ..
the day was not without its challenges..
the rescue boats came in handy..
Lucky those boys were saving their energy ..
it was hard going out there ..
the dinghies all went home safely,
Intriigue came home under spinnaker..
followed by Doctor's Orders
.. and since the mono - hulls were still out there partying I headed back to the club!
Merry Christmas everyone,
Xmas Party next Saturday from 1- 4 pm, Santa arrives at 2pm