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Sail Chat 5th May

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No chat last week due to disagreeable conditions but nice tea! Also I knew you would be regaled by the master story teller of the round the island race. Much better this week with a 8 to 12 mph SSE breeze, which was sufficient to more than stem the stream. Considerable maintenance and painting in progress, spread liberally about the club by an almost fervent sailing secretary, welcomed us on arrival and Jane and I were the only morning sailors in the pleasant, almost warm conditions. George and Rob Bunner were officiating, Chris with Emily were in the box and Maureen was general factotum.

The afternoon saw a moderate improvement, we were joined in the Enterprise fleet by Ian and Amelia and John with Sue in the GP. We had a mark up river, a mark off Bell Hill and a mark off the end of Garricks Ait, all to starboard. This gave the only real short beat, the long reaches were really sort of beat fetches. This made for a really important start as overtaking was going to be as difficult as the 303 at Stonehenge! The three of us started together and on cue the wind piped up and Ian/Amelia got the vital inside and stormed off. John and Sue cruised the course letting us fight it out. The leaders were eventually caught up, but due to crafty sailing and luffing could not be passed, winning by two boat lengths. It was a real treat of a sail.

Ian & Susie provided a super tea and Maureen was barmaid.

Next week the Sunbury Rally to Castle Cooper and normal Sunday too.

Last updated 9:57am on 14 July 2024

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