Saturday, August 25, 2007

Western Circuit Regatta-Day 3

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We're in the prestart and Mike Lim is watching for flags on the committee boat. It's just about time to go.

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Foxy Lady

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We got off OK this time, not great, with a some boats to weather and Foxy promptly sticking her nose out, but OK. Now we have to work this beat.

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Pierre and Euan

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Pierre-Yves Hadmar tails and Euan Wilcox grinds. Euan says he likes this job, gives him plenty to do. I know what he means, but I like my job too: steering.

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High Energy

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Back at the dock we talk about the day, and Brendon's wife kids come to see us. Judy is alive with energy and happy. We've finished race, we had some fun, and now there's kids to see.

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Shore Support Crew

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Brendon's Family

From left, Angela, Stella, Brendon, Ewan. not pictured, Freya

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

8.54 Knots and no kite

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Omar Agoes trims jib and main and steers as we cruise in heavy conditions. Well, Omar is a Laser sailor, he is used to single-handing.

We had the kite ready but in the windy conditions we just didn't want to set it, particularly when the boats ahead of us, Foxy Lady and Panic, were both going bare headed after terrific knock downs with their spinnakers up. Besides, we were going in the mid eights already.

Later the wind died a bit and we should have set, but in the rain and 1.5 miles from the finish, we didn't feel like it.

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Flags Flying

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Flags Flying

Race day morning: Bright Sun, blue sky, nice wind, and all of Wings' banners waving in the breeze.

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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Rounding the Mark

Kite Takedown

The ounce and a half comes down at the last second as we go around the mark and turn upwind.

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Sunday, August 12, 2007


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On Board Wings

Racing in the Western Circuit Regatta out of Raffles Marina in Singapore, from left: Brendon, Mike, Fred, Jenni Clark.

On the downwind leg the crew has a time to think over events, and contemplate sailing.

Don't worry, the leeward mark is comming up fast and we'll be frantically busy again in just a few moments.

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Western Circuit Regatta

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The Grand Banks commitee boat, "Olivia" serving as race committee at Raffles Marina Western Circuit Regatta, sponsored and organized by SMU (Singapore Management University)

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Sailing at Rafles

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Fred & Judy

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Judy & Fred


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End of a Hard day


Three races, 18 short legs, 9 kite sets, take downs, repacks, approx 55 tacks.

Everyone went home tired and happy even if we didn't win.

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Crew Photo

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Crew Photo

From Left:
Marco, Euan, Omar, Mike, Judy, Fred,Jennifer, Brendan

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