Monday, May 5, 2014

RCYC 1st Team takes the Admiral's Sword!

Div 2 Start snapped from the mark boat.

Yacht "Mwah" - passing us on the mark boat.

Megafreight, posing against the dramatic cloud effects on the Saturday.
Also snapped from the mark boat.

Royal Cape Yacht Club "1st Team" took the Admirals Sword in a great regatta over the past weekend! There was some great sailing over both days, with the usual mix of extraordinary Hout Bay conditions, including a very light day on the Saturday, and some quite bracing stuff on the Sunday! Added to this was a Hobie Cat "regatta" run from the beach, and the club was positively buzzing over the whole weekend! feedback from competitors was very positive, and it seems certain that the Admirals Regatta will again become a permanent feature on the sailing calendar in coming years.
RCYC Team-1 receiving the Sword!
Thanks to Doc for this pic.

A HUGE thank you to Mark Hainsworth and Chris Sutton who put in most of the work regarding the sailing, and to the Social Committee (Taffy, Shirley, Janet at least - and many others I saw working there - Cheryl for instance and possibly others). Also to the bar staff and the club staff, especially Alan Batley who even took to assisting with the mark laying in the wild weather of the Sunday. Also to Derek Sutton for assisting with the mark laying on the Saturday, many thanks!

Full results here.

Trevor Wilkins Photos here.

My own photos here, snapped while operating the mark boat.