Wednesday 23 November

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One Metres start on glassy water

Mixed Racing

The ‘weatherman’ had predicted a dry crisp morning, with 8 knots or so of wind, but that didn’t quite happen until after 12.

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 Control Area. Derek tries my 844
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Len and flashy 97

we had some good racing, all the same, with Chris W and John B setting long courses for the 4 One Metres and 7 Dragon Force and RG65s.  We did have the score sheet out for the ’65s’, which gave us a measure of how we were doing.  I say that because I was doing quite well for a change!

It was really good to see Eileen with her own boat on the water.  She was really getting the hang of Boat-handling with the DF, which isn’t easy.  We also welcomed Paul Davis from Lymington, with his Dragon Force, Sail Number 77.

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Paul Davis from Lymington

While we were racing, Jenna and her team were struggling with setting up the new garage/storage units.  There is a lot of ‘clobber’ in there, a bit like my loft!

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Alan(976) and Jim(730) chase Paul(77) to windward
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Seven DF65s at the start

Anyway, it was a fun morning.  I took quite a few photos, which I will add to this posting in the next 36 hours or so.  Also, over the next week, I will be adding more photos to the Flickr Gallery, so if you feel you are being ignored, have a look there too.  And tell me!

 

See you Friday.