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First and fastest!

June 18, 2011

OK, it’s time to skite, after last week’s schmozzle in the opening race, we had something to prove in the second race of Fremantle Sailing Club’s winter series! Again conditions were a little hairy – a squall gusted to 35 knots as we approached the start – but we sailed on through and were rewarded with that rare (for us) combination of first and fastest in our division (Div. 3)! Yee Ha!

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No doubt next week the handicapper will cut us down to size, but tonight? Victory is sweet!

Adventure is calling!

June 11, 2011

I should’ve paid attention to my horoscope this morning (I must mention here that I most definitely don’t believe in astrology, but do occasionally read my horoscope for amusement). It read:

Saturday is the day for lovely Librans to shine. All sorts of social and outdoor activities are favoured, as you flex you mind and muscles in exciting new ways. Adventure is calling.

So I shouldn’t’ve been surprised when the first race of the winter series at Fremantle Sailing club was a little more exciting than planned! We could’ve done worse – two sportsboats were dismasted, we only damaged a spinnaker (and our pride), and had to flex our minds and muscles in exciting new ways to solve our problems, before retiring to drink coffee and eat cake on the long motor back to the club! Adventure called indeed!


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