Sail Chat: 17.06.2018

The wind famine was broken on Sunday 17th June with a frisky 13 to 15 mph breeze from the south west. It made the sails crackle and the boats tip, a welcome experience. Lots of visitors and new members in the morning some out for taster sails with Kevin and Ellen. Only one taker for the morning handicap, which seems to be in decline, me with Ra in the Enterprise. Cracking sail though with a lovely beat and run wind. Completed on the dot by Hillary in the box with John Rolfe.
The afternoon brought out quite a few more to taste the new wind. Lone Merlin, Andrew with Ellie in ‘Heaven Sent’, George with  chirpy grand-daughter Lucy, John Hollands with Sue, Derek with Mary, Howard and Andy and Tim (new member) with Claude, in GP’s, Tim and Howard in the new boats.
In the Handicap fleet were David in his Solo and Ben in Bim Bom.
The Enterprise Fleet had Ian and Suzie, Nigel with new member, Colin with Amelia, Jane and Sophie, me with Ra and a brief appearance of Richard who went our with four small ones and came back with the same number.
The Commodore assisted the Race Officer, Stuart Wright, as the main man exited on short notice. Safety cover and rescue were Maddie, Ali and Maureen, oh and the angry Coote!
Ritzy tea from Karen and Chris with lots of home made cake. Next week its Pirates Day on Saturday so come along and bring your Parrots etc.
Finally – you might be interested in the Golden Globe Challenge, round the world single handed yacht race which starts on 1st July in France. Yachts have to be equipped in the same way as Sir Robin Knox- Johnston was 50 years ago with no electronic navigation or aids and you have to be slightly nuts! Our Girl is Susie Goodall 29. You can track it on the WWW. 
Take care Phill

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