From Sailing Captain, Helen
What a brilliant day!
It was a little bit on the gusty side but all eleven boats made it out on the water. Mike Brain organised two super races to test our sailing ability.
With water pistols at the ready the frivolity began on the jetty. Pete Williams soaked everyone within a ten metre radius. Emily got a well deserved dunking and Richard Mansfield sported a very fetching bandana.
Race number one was fast and furious. Letters on buoys were dotted around the mere. Nick Blore solved the anagram first and headed swiftly back to shore.
We had to concentrate more for the next race. Our fishing nets scooped up corks whilst water fights added to the merriment. The hooter then signalled the mad dash up the lake to collect a bottle from Matt and Tony in the safety boat. The wind picked up again and quite a few of us experienced some nasty gybes and wobbles. However, we all came off the water smiling and were thoroughly proud of ourselves.
After drying off we all reassembled in the club house for drinks, a lovely lunch, amazing desserts (Mike’s raspberries were yummy) and a prize giving.
A big ‘THANK YOU’ goes out to everyone who made this day so special.