With a very unusual stiff breeze blowing due south, and many Optimists/Lasers and others competing in the Northern end, a good handful of club members turned up, spending most of the time in the sunny shelter of the club room overlooking the thrills and spills on the water.

green-peaGraham took calmer moments to launch his R/C boat and Peter with family members aboard Kirsty-Ann, still managed to slip between the many boats, demonstrating masterly handling whilst, Green Pea remained tied to the rings as the owner was too embarrassed to show his lack of sailing talents.

Rob Ripley

WBA attendance was “not very many” probably due to the high blustery wind conditions. However it wasn‟t putting off a sea of very young, but oh so competent Optimist and Sabot sailors involved in a regatta, which made our end of the pond look a bit like Lake Eyre when it floods and the birds arrive. Fun to watch, and provided diversion for the lunch time gathering.

Peter and Kirsty Batchelor brought their Core Sound 17 along and were soon on the water, the conditions giving Peter the opportunity to tryout his newly added hiking out pads. They certainly make a difference. Rob ventured forth in “Green Pea”, and Graham took care of the model boat sailing in his usual fashion.

Tony Remington