Saturday, February 27, 2016

A beautiful day for sailing ... but where was the fleet?

                              A few Impulse sailors headed to Bundaberg for a regatta,
                           while others are tied up doing maintenance on the big boats!
Everyone associated with No Problem is hoping for a faster race than last year ...

Wistari will keep plodding along ....

and Restless is going to have a clean hull  for the occasion ...

              Easter is only a few Saturday sails away; Restless, Wistari and No Problem
               will soon be heading south , just so they can have a drink in the bar at QCYC

                ..... and then turn around and race home, for a drink in the bar at the GYC!

                         In the meantime .. it was a perfect 10 knots and why would you not
                                                                  Go Sailing ?

                                         The Herc crew were enjoying the ambiance  

                                       for a change the MV Jack was not rockin' and rollin'

                                                 there were a few cross tacks at the start line

                                                     the family teams were hootin' along

                             Stop here Cruise ship... Any further they may fill you up with coal!

                                                     Morgan was a bit of a lonely laser this week

                                                             Ray was on fire!



                                                                Steve was close behind


                                                  would have been happier with a few more knots !                             
                                          .. and we thought we would make Scott our poster boy!!


                                                 The family Cue learnt to expect the unexpected...
                                                        there was a bit of racing along the way ..
                                                        Race Three turned out the most interesting ..




                                           but everyone had a good day .. just hangin' on the harbour


Saturday, February 20, 2016

Head of the Harbour Series Two

                                        Another Saturday sailing , with only a dinghy fleet
                            It appears the yacht fleet of the PCSC is slowly disappearing ,
                                          with skippers intent on sailing dinghies,
                              and that thing called 'work' still interfering with sailing !


      The recent surge in Impulse Buying ...( no pun intended) is creating greater interest in the dinghy fleet, as competition hots up.. the Laser class is the second most popular choice amongst the PCSC sailors at present. so it was good to see at least one colourful spinnaker on the harbour yesterday...
                                 especially as the day deteriorated as far as weather was concerned

                            ... and fortunately Martin can be relied upon to give us some action


Martin Cooper

                                                        Martin showcased a few skills

Spinout added a bit of colour

Peter Mann and Will in Spinout'

Tim Williams gave us 'Mod' hair for the day ... We like it!  
                                                                Peter had Will in training

                                                             .. and he was concentrating hard ..
eager to make his mark..        

                                                     The usual Problems were on hand too...

                                          ... but with a nice clean start, Ray was looking good ..

                                             fortunately the Impulse takes a good 'rear shot'

                                                  Jackson, was putting the laser through its paces
Jackson Cooper
Morgan Lewis
                                   As the day progressed Morgan, Adrian, Jackson and Martin
                                               gave those impulse sailors some hot competition

                                                       At times it all gets a bit fuzzy...

                               .               ...  as we go round and round in the red rib

                                                  .. trying to focus on the fleet

                                             watching Jackson .. just in case he gives us a fancy turn

                                                          and keeping a close eye on others


A few new sailors to measure up...
David Cue on his new impulse

Steve Lewis ... not the only one going grey out there ...

Sheldon has also joined the Impulse class

                                      Maria and Ray trying to get that extra performance happening ...

                            competition is going to be neck and neck all season by the looks ..

                                                    Well done Will.. great looking spinnaker !

.. and then the blue sky was gone

                                                  dark clouds coming in... primary colours standing out ...

                                                              .. at the windward mark...

David Cue

                                                              boat by boat sailors  rounded the buoy

                                                        ...the light glaring on the water

                                                                  action , ropes, splash, and colour

                                                                     always aware

                                                      Will out for his first time on trapeze...

                                                     Everything was starting to look grey..

                                                         the skies looked ominous

                                                                      Time to head home

                                                           round up our fleet ...


                                                    back to those nice hot 'dimmies at the bar'