Easter at Up River – Pt2

I worked out today why Matt went on the south bank in the first race yesterday. It was so he could sail past the pub where all the pretty girls were! Overnight was second behind Paul’s Heron with a gaggle just behind all within two points so all to play for. Race 3 and no Marcus (on call with the big O) but stupidly lent Guy a good sail (which was going to haunt me later in the day, and Paul was there with his Heron). Anyway I had another pretty good start and sailed off onto clean air with only Michael in his Laser for company. Behind...

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Easter at Up River YC

Well sailing does not get much better than yesterday. Hot, Sunny, a nice force 3 and 6 Lightnings on the water to add to 7 other boats. Easter is one of the few where fast and slow all join in together, but the site of Paul Pelling arriving with his Heron pretty much meant we were all sailing for second place. Race 1and it was the young guns off the start line first with Matt and Guy Pelling (In Gerry’s LN), leading the charge for the 1 mile short tack down river against the tide. The lasers soon came through and did a horizon job...

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A Lightning and Some Pink Gloves

Now, i don’t want to sound as though i’m taking this sailing malarkey too seriously (Bearing in mind the pink boat and rather lovely pink gloves – that really do bring out the colour in my eyes by the way), BUT, i did some <<cough>> ‘training’ on saturday!! ….i know, i know, kind of against the rules and i fully expect to be denounced as a potential cheat, but the water was too inviting….the sun was just nice and the breeze seemed just to o lovely to turn down. Wish i hadn’t...

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CA Members and Registered Users

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