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Start of Season Show
It's that time again, time to kick off our season with the first public event of the year, known as our Start of Season Sail.
It took place on Sunday 30th April, with the usual willing workers, assembling at 8:00am to get stuck in and have the props in place for the day’s event, the harbours, the gazebos, the tables and chairs etc. which went to plan, with everything in place well before the kick-off at 11:00am.
Then all that was required, was a steady stream of public to make it all worthwhile. Oh, and good weather, which helps. We got both, glad to say.
The hands on boats, this year, were skippered by David Hoey (better known as Junior), for the first time. Ronnie Campbell has finally handed over control, after many years of managing them. A huge thanks to Ronnie for his service in that dept.
It was good
to see so many members actually sailing this time, as well. Sometimes it can be
a bit lacking on that score..
Question:- Is a boat show, without boats sailing, a show?
Well done to all that did,
We had two Wee Nip races, with good winds to help them along. Eight started in the first race, two were penalized for jumping the gun, think that was Guy and Tommy but they're novices so we didn't confiscate their boats or anything, too Draconian. Brian ran out of lecky and had a pit stop part way through. I retired after two laps with rudder problems, according to the Nip Master, PPP,P,PPP, Eddie went on to win.. In the second race, there were only four entrants, I think Eddie had sent Guy & Tommy, to the naughty corner. Alan won, I (using Eddies Nip) was second, Davie Cowie third, Robert fourth. Sorry Robert, had to say.
So a big thanks to all who gave of their time and effort to make the day. It couldn't be done without you. Looking forward to the next one.
Report by Neil McCarron
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