Outside in the still, foggy, chilly air our gallant sailors travelled snail like in a south westerly of about 3mph.
But the Enterprise fleet were not faint hearted with Ian out with Amelia, Sophie helming Jane, Brian with Jane Nottage, a welcome return of Chris sailing with brother Timmy and an appearance of retired Commodore and champ Stuart out with Claude.
Some slippage as the last mentioned caused a postponement; I hasten to add not his crew. This laggard then had the audacity to win but Ian came second and won the series.
Only two GP’s Derek and Mary and Keith with Stevie G. In the absence of John Hollands Derek and Mary won their series. The lone Sailing Secretary OTP sailed his Solo to dominate the Handicap Frostbite series.
No sign of the Premiers? insufficient wind and a bit cold although their new fleet captain appeared at drinking time.
I have already mentioned the ‘S’ word but I would prevail on my doubty readers to plug our efforts as mere males in an unusual environment for HSC. Mack was super efficient and the sub must consider herself most fortunate to have such a domestic god. The fair sex also appreciated or ridiculed our rippling pinnies!
SEE YOU ON BOXING DAY BUT PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHEESE OR BREAD AS YOUR OFFERING!!!