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Twilight Sail
Sunday, 7 November, 2010
(Two reports this time)

The first one by Norry Mason

It was a cold but sunny afternoon at the club and the members gathered as usual for our Sunday afternoon sail.

Most of us were planning to stay on at the club for The Twilight Sail and boats were placed round the tables, both inside and outside the clubhouse for last minute tinkering, fitting and checking of lights & batteries.
P241 night sail
The first boats started sailing just as darkness began to fall and soon the pond was busy with an assortment of Tugs, Warships, Trawlers and Pleasure Craft including Jamsie Conlan's “Porsche Car-Boat”. All were lit up to the nines…
Watch that car
It was almost like The Blackpool Illuminations on water…

There was a large pot of home made soup on the stove as well as two roaring log fires to help keep the captains warm whilst sailing in the now chilly evening air.

There were no major collisions to report due to excellent pilotage by the members, apart from Wee Harry trying to get his Bob the Builder Tug onto the jetty without the use of lifting straps, otherwise an incident free sail.

Later on, when we had sailed for a while, we retired to the clubhouse for hot pies, sausage rolls and large mugs of tea & coffee…

The usual clubhouse banter was abundant and our laughter could be heard from the park gates.

Another well attended event at the club…

A big well done to all the members who took part and as usual, thanks to the kitchen staff for looking after everyone once again…

Click here for second report
GRMBC 2010