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Sail Chat 9th July 2023

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Another sprightly day wind wise for us at HSC, with a south westerly 9 to 12 mph, generally favouring a port tack up river.

Richard Cass and Paul of the Tug officiated, providing a fine track and well placed marks, and Sue with Claude were keeping time. Really very steady breeze for Hampton and a delight to sail in with a consistent tacking up wind and pole out, run down for a steady gybe at high I. Sadly only two takers David Solo and me with Jane Enterprise. The Solo executed some interesting, skiff like, tacks down wind, perhaps he aspires?

In the afternoon a flurry of activity as Chris and Ra joined us, lowering the average age considerably, Derek and Mary, keeping it consistent, James and James, Roger, David and Jane median and moi (no comment!)

Anyway, spirited battle between the two Enterprises commenced the sailing, as no Merlins,(all away in West Ken On Sea!)

The breeze had now backed a tad so whilst it was still frisky there was now some reaching down wind. So we had an exciting close race. Mary and Derek, elegantly represented the GP fleet and both James engaged in Comets, David Solo and Roger Laser (yes a Laser out!) competed with many place changes but the Laser had it by 3 seconds. What a remarkably fine PY we have at HSC. Good to see veteran yachtsman, rower and once Merlin sailor Tim at the club.NEXTGEN GALLERY

After that Commodores super rock buns and Jane's lemon drizzle for tea.

See you next week. Phill

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