Sunday, 12 August 2012

Kontiki sea trials

We have revamped last years RNLI Raft Race winning raft "KONTIKI" with new sponsons.  The sponsons were fine but the boat, despite a new coat of paint leaked like a sieve.   The danger is that the new sponsons having less bouyancy will not aid the the boat in staying afloat.   A lot of water came in last year as well so I'm wondering whether they actually stopped us sinking in the end.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Regatta Weekend

Busy weekend this.   A general lack of organisation has led to a hasty arrangement of Regatta activities.  I suppose this was bound to happen as club life  has been severely disrupted  by  the ongoing refurbishment works. It's a shame that we are not quite finished in time but hey ho that's life.

The sailing went with not too much trouble, weather was a bit exciting on the Saturday and we got involved in a mayday calll as did several boats responeding to a "persons in the water" call from Portland Coastguard. It turned out to be divers in the water and a false alarm.

Sunday was queiter and after racing we had an official opening of the new training room by Rodney Pattisson  just after Ben Ainsley won his 4th Gold Medal.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Thursday Racing

It seemed like it was going to be a dull evenings racing, as I struggled to get away from buckshore.  By the time the race started it was getting quite fiesty.  On an upwind/downwind course it made for some exciting stuff.  It was almost inevitable that a couple of collisions occured.