Championing the cause....
Today was eventful - First Roger decided to adjust the course so he got into the dinghy and put it full ahead - It went BRRRR but the boat went nowhere. It was a puzzle. But he did not know that a motor requires a propellor to push the boat along.
Roger was left like a duck out of water drifting to the other pontoon.
Meanwhile a Kind white night came to his rescue (AKA Captain -----. )
Quick thinking by te white night averted the disater by getting the spare motor and bringing it to stranded Roger at the Jetty.
Happily Roger was able to motor onward in the Mullet for ever and ever after.
Later John decided not to be upsatged and his boat dropped it's keel in the water right next to the jetty after the last race. His boat wass so unhappy it just lay on it's side in the water !!
Later another white knight (Justin) and a Black Night (balck boat Rob) retrieved both the keel and the propellor.
Justin looked so relieve to find the propellor or was it that which made him relieved??
John was happy with his retrieve keel, Roger was happy with the Mullet that actually goes somewhere when the motor is turned on and John with his keel and a promise to get a new longer bolt and Robert with the motor and a promise to get a new retaing pin and Nut with washer.
2014 10R State Championships
On Sunday, we drove down to Austin Lakes for the State Champs. The morning winds were from the south-east, making for a great long course. PRO Rob Mews got us away at 10.30am in a light breeze. We did manage to get 6 races in prior to a lunch break. Unfortunately, the left over rain from the day before kept on falling and we had to manage the second drenching in two days.
2014 IOM Metro Championships & Champion Lake Cup
Entries now open for both the IOM Metro Championships & IOM Champion Lakes Cup, to be held at Champion Lakes on Sunday 30th November.
Cick on the event title in ONLINE ENTRIES for details and entry.
2014 IOM State Championship
Over the weekend of the IOM States, the weather gave us four seasons in two days. Saturday morning started out with the lake looking like a mirror. There was nothing there to push the boats along. Gradually a breeze wafted in, but it took most of the morning to decide which direction it would blow from. The sun was shining, and it really was a lovely day.
The regatta commenced with 18 of the 22 skippers showing up. Unfortunately Sean and Matt were unable to attend from interstate, but we were very pleased to welcome Andy Reid, who made the trip from Melbourne. A couple of the locals were also unable to attend, with work and health issues.
RSAWA is pleased to announce the availablility of the all new Team App for your smart phone.
With this handy app you can keep in contact with other club members, class members, or general chit chat in the chat rooms