Pink Fleet BBQ and Pirates
It was really good to see so many pirates making the " progression " up to Pink Fleet and giving us " oldies " a run for our money. With a bit of encouragement and coaching from Ken and Brian out on the water they sailed really well with David taking lots of pictures to prove it!
Monica decided to race with Dean in his " new " Laser 2 but they didn't even make the start line and had to be rescued when the mast became horizontal, needless to say they were both disqualified for making a mess of the lake.
Commodore Jerry with crew Elaine hit the outer distance mark not once but twice and were immediately disqualified – like the Royal family perhaps only one of them should be on the water at any one time to be sure of succession!
Pink Fleet is all about fun and learning and the quality of the sailing/racing is now up to a very high standard – look out Laser Louts on a Sunday morning, the Pinkies and Pirates will soon be competing with you!
We saw the first spinnaker being flown by John, James and little Amber in their Lark. Never in the annuls of Pink Fleet have so many seen so few having such a great time in a boat. Flying a spinnaker with the boat half under water with Amber furiously baling out and all of them laughing with not a care in the world was a delight to see. The Pink Fleet cup was duly awarded to the three of them. But where was the cup? Gary won it last month but he was late to the party – on his way back from Cowes, don't you know!! Ken's wife Barbara came up with a great alternative with 3 plastic Pink cups which were presented to the three of them to the delight of the Pinkies on the deck.