Ken on Incantation stepped up to the mark by offering himself and yacht for this week’s Saturday dinghy races. Geraint OOD and Jane completed the motley crew.
Jim P, Mal on blue rib and Simon P and Nigel manned the safety boat and pin end mark respectively. The only complaint was the fact they all kept having hot drinks but gave funny looks to the competitors when asked for hot chocolate.
Anybody looking from the beach would have thought they were in Australia with Gareth P sailing up and down the line with AUS emblazoned on his squeaky clean new sail straight from the the Laser Masters Worlds, it won a race there.
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Next Race this Saturday 29th October,
13:00 start 4 races back to back
Ken on Incantation saved the day by offering to be the committee boat for the OOD Geraint “Washie” Pritchard who had just flown back from Barcelona for the event.
Simon P offered to man the Pin end mark boat. Elfryn and Connor manned the safety boat.
The rest of the backroom boys and girls were made up of Jane, Mal, and Emma on the committee boat.
With the easterly wind F2-3 the course was set for 2 laps of the triangular course - Committee boat line beat to NE buoy, yellow Mackenzie buoy, back around committee boat twice. Mike Thorne somehow managed to pick up the protection 3 Foot buoy off the back of the committee boat and sailed down the line weaving between the boats screaming “trying to dump this” and dumped it in the pin end boat just before the start.
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