Sail Chat: 05.11.2017

Richard and daughter Eva also were in our fleet, I am sorry I missed them out. So we had 7 in our fleet – even better.
Bright but chilly, with a west north westerly blowing fitfully, on Sunday 5th November, the 3rd in the series.

As is the usual pattern in this direction of wind it’s patchy and mainly on the Surrey bank side, upstream of the clubhouse, and can be fierce off Bell Hill and in the channel off Garricks Ait.

Some confusion for the Merlin and Enterprise fleets as the course was changed from the clubhouse course board to that shown on the master board at the Timekeepers. Some went to D and some to E. Lesson 1 always look at the master course board.

Two Merlins out Stuart with a bronzed Immy and Richard with a talkative mighty Flynn.

Good show from the Enterprises (House points all round) Ellen and Nigel, legal eagles who spotted the change in the small print, Colin and Amelia, with new sails, Ian and Susie, Duncan with Annie, Jane and Sophie, Richard and daughter Eva, and me with Ra. The racing was tight and especially exciting in the windy bits. Results somewhat scrambled due to the above.

In the GP’s Derek and Mary, John and Ali, Keith with Susan and Malcolm with Alan. Very close race at the front with tactics Ben Ainslie would have been proud of.

The Handicap class had David in his Solo, Hywell the younger in Ali (Laser) Brian in Fencepost (Laser) and Ben bobbing about in the the Oppie.

Metro sexual sausages and other delights supplied by ‘two’ emancipated men! Must be proximity to that famous centenary of equality!

Much welcome jollity in the nursery and fine delivery from Commodore, absent from sailing, writing a speech! Wow can’t wait.

See you next week, keep up the good work fleet and it’s still all to play for. Don’t forget our Ent AGM on Sunday 19th November after sailing, agenda items welcome.

Phill

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