Monday, March 22, 2010

Cape Town Sailing Week

Day 3 of CTSW saw the fleet come over to HBYC after two days of sailing in light but very pleasant conditions in Table Bay. Great hospitality and organisation to boot! Conditions for the return race were fresh but variable. Starting off on a spinaker run off Clifton, the wind soon freshened and came on the nose, and most of the race was an exhilirating beat into quite a fresh South Easter. HBYC's Nandi gratefully inherited the crew of Aquamaniac, and was able to place a good few more pounds on the weather rail than usual, leaving Dudley and Allistair on the bridge. We managed over 7 knots on the beats, and 9-10 knots coming back from the finish near Kommetjie! What a ride!
A few relaxed moments near the start at Clifton.

Some tense moments on the bridge as the dark water approaches . . .
 The bag was doused in the Nick of time . . .