Sunday, October 23, 2011

Opening Cruise 2011

 The "Blazer Bunch", awaiting the fleet!
Bless them all, the long and the short and the tall!

Despite grey skies, imminent rain, and a blustery Northwester, the summer season was opened in style! The Hout Bay Gunners (including our own other Jeremy (Hele)) put on a good show, firing four loud shots across the bay, as our President, Commodore and their wives took the salute from the fleet.

It was great to see boats of all shapes and sizes, Ferries, NSRI, a hobie cat, a R.I.B., and many yachts crossing the bay - nearly all flying some kind of bunting. Not to mention the marina workboat, piloted by Alan and Lawrence, one on the throttle, and one on the tiller! Great effort there!

All credits to Penny, Janet and Jeremy, Alan Batley, the Gunners, and the bar staff! Also our good old Commodore and President who do their bit very well each year, including driving their own boat! And of course all the sailors who made the effort to be out in the inclement weather. All enjoyed it.
A great party followed at the club - well into the wee hours!
See the full gallery here!