Sail Chat 19th November 2023
Dark skies, strong winds and gushing stream on the river Thames at Hampton on Sunday. There was a short postponement by the duty team of Brian, Philip and the Commodore, to allow for the conditions to moderate or sailors to pluck up courage. Three dauntless sailors came out, just about stemming the stream with the strong SSW blowing hard. Hywell with Sophie Penwarden in the Merlin, David in his Solo and Ben back in 'Mango' the Laser. The course was a sensible short up and down in front of the club E to H, of three laps. The beat up was challenging due to the gusts and the stream, anything but short attempts of a starboard tack swept boats back down river. Once round the mark boats just flew away in seconds to the downstream mark. All finished although the Laser was seen in various unusual positions but Ben was back!
Excellent turn out for HSC lunch club with affable service from Ellen and Michaela and bountiful barman Nigel. Time was by Angela and Susie. Much chat about knees and Egypt, reflecting the mature age and travel experience of many of our members.
See you next week. Phill
Last updated 8:40am on 4 December 2023