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Sail Chat 15th July 2023

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Roaring mighty winds most of the week and this Sunday no exception with 25 mph gusts from the south west. All resulting from a typhoon from Brazil, according to my foreign correspondent. Seasoned race team of Stuart Jenkins and the Hon Sailing Secretary, ripe as ever with advice. Having viewed the wounds of the gladiators from Salcombe there was much trepidation and little activity near sailing boats. Domestic tasks within and without the club became a priority.

But! We were shamed by family McCardy/Bay. Nonchalantly, James went out in his Comet morning and afternoon as our lone rider of the storm. In the morning with one sail and in the afternoon with two and Paul as crew. Elise did the the youth race with a drastically reefed 'Pinky Seaweed' Topper, remaining upright throughout and completing the race to win. Well done Elise.

Time keeping was by a bruised Nicola and tea was by Michaela and Brian, once again the succulent rock cakes, with flap jacks and victoria sponge from Brian, he is so edible (I mean eligible!). Bar by John.

Congratulations to Richard Page and his daughter Elizabeth for coming first in the Silver Fleet and to the others who braved the turbulence of the Salcombe Estuary.

Many thanks to Derek who has put up a hook and eye to hold the front door open, making the 'Dog' chewed wedge redundant and finally, Gentlemen be aware that a vital part of our facilities are temporarily out of action and a bucket may be required!

More gentle breezes next week please.

Phill

Last updated 9:57am on 14 July 2024

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