Pity about the weather! but Saturday my return to the MR fleet was not without difficulty - apart from still thinking I am 25 and that Phillipa had attained all the skills of an ace crew in 7 months since first stepping into a sailing boat, we still remained upright for the whole of race 1. Our goal was not to finish last, but we even failed at that. and with huge black clouds on the horizon we opted out of race two. But never mind - it still is a great thrill to sail with all the old guys and the new fantastic talent in the fleet. MR's are still the best.
Many thanks to all visitors who joined us for the weekend; everyone seems to have really enjoyed the racing that we did achieve on Saturday. Sunday, as Gurn has posted was a washout; very disappointing but it has to be said that it was really marginal and not at all inviting! Even the Flying 15s with whom we were sharing the weekend cried off on Sunday.
Link to the results.
10 BFD in the 2nd race & a perfect BFD/BFD score for the Birrell team!
Not really: the race officer really needed to get the races going as the wind strength was increasing all the time. A bit too much eagerness by a number of us and we paid the price. We'll be a bit more careful next time ;-)
Chris B (3062)
Brian's too modest to mention that despite the capsize he and Ken still completed the race!
It was a fab weekend even if our big swim on sat put us completely out of the results I still really enjoyed it. I love Hayling ..... great people, fantastic hospitality copious amounts of gin on offer what more could a girl want......!