Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sprint Series 2 .. and the sky was an interesting mix of light and cloud

                      It was a dinghy fleet turn out for the second sprint series, with none of the yachts coming out to play. Wistari, Restless and No Problem all made it to Brisbane on a rare pleasant delivery trip, though Restless waited until the final moment to make a story out of their trip!

                      However all will be fired up and ready for the start gun next Friday for the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race.

Back at the PCSC, the skies were threatening from the north west, but it remained that way and we all stayed dry.  But there was certainly some unusual contrasts of light..

                                                             The fleet headed out..


                                                Murray was at Spinnaker Park with the video camera
                                                                  checking those starts...

                                                      there were only a few, but they are dedicated...

                                                          The Pocket Rocket boys were getting into it..

                                                    Sheldon and Tierney were undercover -Not !

                                                                    the wockets came back...

                                                 David was on track.....Approaching the first mark

                                          Christopher did some serious hanging off the gunnels!


                                                          Just when he relaxed ....

                                                             Peter rocked the boat!

                                                             Morgan went solo on a Laser..

                                                          there were Impulse sailors ..

                                                             practising their skills ..

                                                             Spinnaker runs ...

downhill legs,

                                                           Reflections on the water

                                                         Black and white looked good too..

Unusual light ...

                                                                   Rescue boat heroes ..

                                                            Three starts.......


                                                                   Big boat wins ....

                                                      Oops .. You right there Morgan?

                                                                     No Problem!!

Off goes Tim..

The passing parade....


                                                            The M V  Mortenson crew

                                                  and gentle downhill sails to the finish line.


Monday, March 16, 2015

Handicap Series 4 and once more the fleet was small but keen

                      Only one yacht and four dinghies turned out for Handicap Series 4, but it was good to see Martin and Will back on the water in fine form, Benjamin on his Moth to provide thrills and excitement, and almost more rescue bots than competitors.

                                                 The moth mingled with the rest at the start..

                                                           and showed its amazing flexibility..

                                                                             as it tilted to fly past Ray...

                                      sun on the sails .. it looked like an interesting afternoon ahead..

.. everybody's a photographer these days,

                                               as the Herc crew headed off to follow the fleet

                                                              Steve and Morgan were in the mix..

                                                    Bank Cheque past us by

                                               Will was back on the helm with Martin as his crew

                                                              concentration was intense

                                                                 approaching the mark..

                                                                    From  Zoom, zoom,..

                                                               to a more gentle pace..

                                                      waiting for everyone else ... long wait!

                                                              striking scenes

                                                         Maria and Ray were the Impulse fleet

                                                      Steve and Morgan wore the wave

                                                    There was a change of skipper halfway through...

                                                         Intrigue got lonely and came over to play

                                                             a race to the last finish

                                                            the sail home was a blast..

                                            Maria certainly enjoyed being back on the water!