Six boats including three Bosuns, two Lasers and a SigneT 'signed on' for the first
days racing of the 2007 season.
The day started in the clubhouse with a shore based refresher training session organised
for our newer members by Mike Baker. Interestingly this seemed to have attracted
more than just newcomers by the time it ended.
Following this Tony Hopkins and Hanna Luniss rigged the Pico and Laser Radial and
went for a sail under the watchful eye of Richard in the Patrol boat.
The conditions were a bit gusty and it wasn't long before the Pico was on its side.
Tony did a sterling job in righting her but after going over again a few minutes
later he came in.
Hanna meanwhile had her hands full in the Laser Radial and also opted to come ashore
before also going for an early bath. A case of discretion being the better part of
The afternoon’s racing under Laurie Bridge’s organisation was fast and furious with
Charles Dennis and Pat Halling in their Lasers racking up early entries for the capsize
The clubhouse seemed very crowded come tea time. Unfortunately this event has always
proved to be more popular than the actual sailing. Maybe we should organise things
so tea and cakes are served afloat in future! Still, all in all, it was good to be
on the water again.