The regatta weekend is always a highlight event in the club calendar. Experience
shows that a combination of ‘serious’ racing and fun events for those for whom racing
holds less interest, is the way to go. Something for everyone.
A work party got together on Friday night to put up the cover over the quarterdeck.
Forward thinking had this down as a sunshade or rain cover, either way the space
would be needed. Nigel had collected the hog roast itself and Pete had collected
and installed a pin of TEA (traditional English ale) from the Hog’s Back Brewery.
Tables were set out and the galley cleared.
I wasn’t around for the sailing on Saturday and Sunday but I understand both the
racing and fun events went well. I had hoped someone would provide a few words about
the regatta but evidently not! Lyn and I did make the hog roast in the evening and
I have to say it was excellent although attendance seemed a bit down on past years
which is a shame considering the amount of effort by many people that goes into its
It was a beautiful evening and almost everybody was out on the quarterdeck for most
of the time. There was recorded jazz for some and the first England world cup game
for others. The food was outstanding. The hog was roasted to perfection (I think
Nigel’s getting the hang of it) and served with so many varieties of salad it made
your head spin. The TEA and Pimm’s appeared to be going down well (not a bad pint
Thank you to everybody involved in the organisation and all those who helped out
on the night, with special thanks to Nigel for wrangling the hog, Diana for organising
the salads and desserts. Also all the folks who helped clear up, a thankless task,
but most appreciated by anyone who has done it in the past.