The event itself was very well supported with 16 eager people taking part. This may have been slightly more than had been anticipated but Peter split us all into teams and a fun afternoon was had by all, with much jeering from the spectators and needless to say many cries of protest, starboard and "up up up" the latter from Brian coming from the water. Despite his "Men in Black" shades as disguise B14/Vortex man Angus was still easily recognisable and managed his now obligatory capsize in a topper before crossing the start line eliciting a large cheer from the pontoon.
At one point Duncan was attacked by a passing laser (member of the public) crossing our sailing area, Crawford apparently managed to sail over the top of Brian's boat and the 2 cadets were very aggressive in their tactics. There was generally much bumping and cries of starboard etc at the start line and Peter assisted by Avril kept a keen eye on proceedings demanding turns be done when necessary.
Final results were :
1st: Team G -
2nd: Team E -
3rd: Team D -
4th: Team H -
5th: Team A -
6th: Team C -
7th: Team F -
8th: Team B -
Top female helm: Jillian Bellew
Very well done to Cadets: Jamie McMillan and Niall Taylor
Best capsize : Angus Winchester
According to Peter -
Many thanks to Isla for a delicious chocolate cake excellently decorated with CSSC logo which was eagerly consumed after the racing, (I believe a repeat order has been put in for a couple of weeks time!)
Thanks too to all those who helped moving buoys etc and provided extra safety boat cover.
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Published: 16 August