Saturday, November 29, 2014

Championship Race No 4 .. and where were the boats?

                             It was another race day, and I expected to arrive to a hustle and bustle,
                             to the sounds of chattering voices, the groans and whipping of wire rigging; the
                             bright colours of lifejackets, rashy sun suits and sailing hats......

                                                                      Was it raining?


                                                       NO! though it did look a little like this!

                                                         It must be almost Christmas!
              Maybe everyone was shopping?, gear failure? , too windy? too tired?, too hungover?

                                                       Luckily some members of the PCSC were there..

                                                                        The starting crowd

                                                       the have fun in Herc duo of Maria and Dave.

                                                                 the keen Impulse sailors

                                                          who don't mind a bit of spray in the face!
                                                              David , who makes it look easy

                                                           while  I make it look artistic!

                                                                        into the sun..

                                                     Lucky Miss Behaviour turned up!

                                                         .. they did get past that buoy!

                                                                 with Dirk and Brandon to assist

                                                       it was a balancing act!

                                                                  a day for the brave!

                                                                     or adventuous!

                                                              wet sheets, bow to the wind,

                                                                      steering on uneven keel..

                                                       a win at the start.. and line honours a certainty!

                                                          .... against the wind

                                                             and crashing waves

                                                                  dinghy sailors braved it too

                                                                     frowning concentration

                                                              one lonely Pacer

                                                                        racing starts

                                                           racing cause he's late!

                                                                bow down,

                                                                 bow up..

                                                                   Morgan held her ground

                                                               careful on the gybes

                                                                        testing new sails

                                                              into the white caps

                                                                         a few challenges


                                                                     buoy roundings,

                                                                  same again

                                                            traversing the harbour

                                                               downhill sledding

                                                                      amongst the best

                                                                            wet again

                                                             chasing them down

                                                          enough for me.. I'm out of here!






Sunday, November 23, 2014

Heat series 1

It was good to see a couple of yachts on the water, and to catch a few shots of the start, before we headed over to follow the dinghy fleet.

                                                                  Super Freaky was race ready..

                                                     The grand kids ALL want to come sailing now..

More shirts are needed ..

.. and the race started and we wondered " Where is Rag Top ?

Whoops .. who had the timer Lynne?

                                                             Rushing back for the start

                                                                        a crew of many...

                                                    the cock pit was crowded.........

                                                   .. at least there was someone to get refreshments!

                                                         and they were both away..

legs akimbo ..
and over to the dinghies ..

where we will begin and end with some arty stuff..

Tiernan and Josie took to the pacer this week.

Ray was running the line .

Competition is hotting up between the Impulse fellas..

Maria and her sore knee took charge of Herc!



this is a teaching shot David.. about hiking out I think!

Martin and Morgan were also a pair..

It was Scotts turn to put on a show..

as David sailed on by..

but Scott was back in record time..

tricky spinnaker work..

sneaking up on the enemy tactics..

some front , and rear stuff..


games of chasey going on..

playing angles

Josie on crew rates..

and back to Black and white..