Sunday 27th May started with a nice easterly 20% of top suit and gradually filled in to 80% top suit , bright sunshine and 20C plus,, had jumpers off and shorts on. We had one very welcome visitor Clive and Jenny from Rotherham and five club members , the two teams were drawn from a hat , and red and white did battle , in what was really fleet racing , none of your usual balking of the opposing team members made me think that maybe they are all gentlemen really , the racing was very close and at times exciting, with Colin sailing his Gadget very well , in fact the best I have seen him sail for some time , he even beat Mick with his new Mobster on one occasion and came a very close second on another. maybe he is beginning to get the bug, whatever it was he needs to keep doing it , The very last race saw Ivan pull out with a rudder problem , but all in all no gear failures which is good to see, Red team prevailed beating the white team by only 12 points , there was some mention of discards made at the end , but it went over my head I am afraid , I am reading a couple of good books at the moment and Ill let you know when they are finished One is about “being calm and ones inner self ” the other is all about Politics and being Diplomatic , I must say they are both hard going ,
Any way all for now , bank holiday weekend coming up I hope you all have a nice one , Me, well I am going to have a go at the Nationals at Milton Keynes Furzton lake over the 3 days saturday till monday , any body who is free to visit look me up Ill be pleased to see you.
Just a quick one regarding the Jetty project , we had a quick discussion on Sunday and I believe we have sorted a better way to do the jetty ( extend it ) Colin is going to be the Architect Bob will source some more polystyrene , Mick will source the scaffold planks and poles and hopefully in about 6 weeks we can get a generator and some power tools and make an identical jetty to the one we have on site and put it side by side the old one Gordon may supply the carpet , and we can all lend a hand on a specific working party on a non sailing day ,
I will diplomatically tell the main club that our plans have changed
we will not require their piece of rubber after all ,
All for now if anybody wants to email me you know the address