TVSC Merlin Open
Thank you all for a great days sailing, generous hospitality and an excellent lunch (congrats to Les). Look forward to coming back next year. Ian and Angela 3346.
Team Smokin enjoyed the day too, a big thankyou is due to Guy for the loan of a spare shroud and to the race team for delaying the second race as long as they could to let us get into the race. Great fun on the river and we will be back.
As i could not attend due to doing the moon walk in London could anyone email me a copy of the results please. [email protected]
A fantastic days racing and a superb lunch - many thanks to all at TVSC.
Great days sailing,and lunch enjoyed the experiance of river sailing very much. See you all next year
Was particularly impressed with the low-level fly past. Who arranged it and what was it?
Duxford Air Show
Mike it was a Dakota.
When I was but a boy in Dublin in the days when you rushed outside to look at an aeroplane (not a plane I hasten to add)the way you could tell a Viscount from a Dakota was the engine note. The Viscount was high pitched and the Dakota more of a growl. At least aeroplanes flew in ash and I believe that in an earlier era over Germany they flew in clouds formed largely of lead.
I was very lucky to go on the last commercial flight of a dakota,my favorite aircraft of all time,they are only used for freight now as the door size and access is incorrect for disabled people!ridiculous really as the guy sitting in front of me was a para from 1944 ,he had 2 crutches and wouldnt have missed it for the world!! the joys of health and safety!!!!
Part of the Battle of Britain memorial flightiIt was doing fly by for some USAF Veterans who had unveiled a memorial to a crew who had crashed avoiding a house.
They are still called aeroplanes!