I was very happy to receive an invite to spend a couple of hours on the water during the regatta. Many photographs were taken in a somewhat challenging environment, my sea-legs aren’t the best and I was less than fully prepared; the waterproofing for my camera was an old Tesco bag held by one of my daughter’s hairbands, it was crude but effective.
The racing was very competitive and I for one thoroughly enjoyed my time on the water.
Don’t forget Minnis Bay Sailing Club are having a taster session on June 10th.
Moving to the water's edge
Back right is John, my pilot for the day. Thanks John!
The rib I was in
Some of the F18 Catamarans
Hanging off the boat is the key
The racing was very competitive
Safety lines firmly attached
Getting a bt too much air
The Shearwater catamarans with spinnakers in place
Speeding back to complete a lap
How many laps?
Trouble was, I hadn't a clue!
Helping me with my terminology
Using the tooth grip method
An edgy start to race two
The village from out there
The nautical idea of putting the foot down
Sailing towards the broody clouds
High tail towards Reculver
Heading towards the first turn