Thursday, April 12, 2012

Our Committee Boat leaves for Oz, complete with the new committee!

Chris, Rob, Joyce and George
George and Joyce Wenman, the two punctual members of Discovery's crew!
Rob Browne arrived soon after this, but it seems Chris Sutton was somewhat delayed for the 9am start. Seems they got away around 15:30 in perfect (motoring) conditions. I guess they are having great sundowners as I write this . . . 

The course will take them to Brisbane eventually, via St Helena, Brazil, Panama and various Pacific Islands (tba). It will take about four months overall.

Its a good boat - having sailed it a bit myself with Chris on recent deliveries.  Its a Nose-Be 38, Lavranos Design (forerunner of the Admiral 38) - and quite comfortable and seaworthy - and this one is now all ship-shape and Bristol Fashion! It belongs to a good friend of the club - ex-member Ian Lamont - now in Brisbane. Ian was always very kind to lend it to the club as a "Committee Boat" hence the title of the note. The fact that it is going AWOL now with our Commodore (Chris), Treasurer (Rob), and Marina Officer (George) is purely coincidental (you be the judge!).

Fair winds and fine sailing to them all - no-one can say we don't have a sailing committee!