Sunday, October 7, 2012

HBYC Boats return from Spring Regatta

 First Sight of Hout Bay as Slangkop lighthouse approaches at 7.5 knots on the return voyage. The last leg into Hout Bay was like a downhill sprint in the fresh Westerly. But there were giant breaking swells rushing into Chapmans Bay . . .
 
Cape Point was cold and very lumpy coming back . . .
 
 
Quest, Savannah and JML-3 all elected to take a brief gap in the (otherwise horrible) weather patterns we have recently had, to return from Simonstown on Saturday. With swells running over 3m, a moderate-fresh westerly blowing, and quite a nip in the air, it was quite an invigorating sail. For Quest this was quite a fast trip, covering the route in 6h45. Spring Regatta was a fine event this year, and the trips to Simonstown are good coastal practice and a chance to get out of the bay!