It was fun for a while but now I am over the windy days. Gust over 25 knots again Can we please have a few not so windy days to get new crew member familiar with which rope does what?
Today we welcomed back Momentum and Serenity after a considerable absence due to gear breakages and other commitments. Momentums new keel looks the part and we wished her a successful passage today. Serenity had some new stays and likewise we were hoping her mast stays up for the race. Obviously our good wishes worked because both boats finished very respectfully.
Rosstered Off had her new shiny gooseneck and Frou Frou had her equally new and shiny traveller. Hopefully we would all survive the Saturday race intact.
We are making an effort to accommodate anyone, particularly parents of junior sailors, along for the afternoon race. Please indicate if you can oblige so I can organise a ride for them.
I thought for a while that Frou Frou s new crew members Jess and Alan were frightened off by last week’s conditions but lo, they did turn up for a repeat performance. This time we had Jess on the bow and Alan in the middle. It meant a quick learning curve for both of them tacking and spinnaker handling. The both did exceptionally well I might add.
After significant and wide ranging consultation undertaken in the rigging area we decided to reschedule the abandoned Championship one race to today.
Thanks to the Porters Rob, Bob, and Josh, today’s duty crew, for looking after us on the water they did a great job setting the course and rendering assistance to upturned boats.
Results for Championship 1.
Position Boat Name Time in minutes CBH (PBH)
First Rosstered Off 73.95 (74.39)
Second Frou Frou 76.20 (76.91)
Third Momentum 76.25 (74.01)
Forth Serenity 77.97 (72.17)
Next week there is no sailing for us but we are needed to assist with the flying 11 States. I hope you can spend some of your weekend helping out.
Finally don’t forget the TY Staycation 4 December