Regatta, Jazz Night & BBQ
This year's regatta was held over the weekend of
18-19 June. During Saturday three races were run, one of
which was the first trophy race. A further three were run on
Sunday, two regatta trophy races and the Ladies/Novice
trophies. The weather was hot and sunny and the wind,
although out of the south (veering), which is not our best
position, ensured some interesting sailing. In the event Pat
Halling won the regatta trophy, narrowly beating Charles
Dennis and Liz Archer won the Ladies & Novice
On Saturday evening some fifty people attended
the club BBQ, again graced with incredible weather. I don't
know what sold the best? The 'Hair of the Hog' or the Pimms
No.1. I do know we got through a fair bit of both. Outside
Mike Rogers and Alan Tolfree donned their gas masks and
flipped burgers to the manor born. Nice one guy!
Just about every lady that arrived seemed to be
clutching a bowl of salad. One thing though … since
Saturday why have my ears started growing and getting pointy?
The Jazz band was 'pretty average!' that's very good by the
way! Even Pat said they were good, and he should know.
My personal highlight is always the Sunday
afternoon regatta cream tea. Frightfully English don't you
know and highly naughty but nice. Many thanks to Joan and
George for toiling in the Garson Farm fields on a very hot
Sunday morning to pick the strawberries.
So, that's another regatta done and dusted. Bit
of a break now before launching into the next round of social
engagements. Tell you what … how about filling in the
time with a bit of sailing. Rumour has it Aquarius does some
of that too!