24Oct2001 SUMMER REGATTA & JAZZ NIGHT AND BARBECUE - Mike Baker

Results
Saturday - Weather-wise not a very nice day. Overcast, raining most of the time and little or no wind. Two races were scheduled. One in the morning and another after lunch. Both were drifters and not a lot of fun. Can't remember how many boats went out but it wasn't many.

Saturday Night - Following a miserable days sailing the evening made a pleasant break. Mike and Maggie got the pit going early, despite continuing rain, to ensure a plentiful supply of burgers and sausages while Diana and Madeline made sure that there were enough salad and spuds to go around. The Jazz band set up in the clubhouse and Keith worked overtime in the bar to stay on top of demand. It was well on the way to 1:00am before many of us left, which really reflects just how enjoyable the whole evening was.

Sunday - A much better sailing day with a good breeze. Jane Chambers, Commodore of Hampton SC and her husband Phil arrived early in their Enterprise and stayed for the day. Three races, one in the morning followed by two in the afternoon. Eleven boats were out on the water. Jane and Phil won every race. Maggie Futcher won the ladies cup and Michael Stephens won the novice and the Regatta Trophy. He also captained 'Team A' which won the afternoon team race… Oh yes, and Richard capsized ! No, I don't know why, he just did. For some strange reason we still seemed to have a number of Easter Eggs hanging around, so they went as additional prizes.

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