Trafalgar Day

The morning started un-promisingly with rain and poor visibility, with some debate over whether it’s all worth it, but we decided to trust the weather forecast.  The live rain radar looked like the rain would sweep through.

So we headed out in full oilies.

By the time the fleet got to C6 there were signs of the sun trying to appear.  By the time we got to the start line at C1/C2, the sun was shining and there were reports of a fully costumed admiral being spotted on Mahalo.

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Though apparently the admiral wasn’t aware of the correct way to wear his hat.

The rally started with the customary battle, though with a limited fleet it was more of a free-for-all. Rumours swept the fleet that the admiral got wet.  These rumours were unfounded. Mostly.

The battle was followed by a race to 10 foot bank and back in perfect sailing conditions with a fair F3-F4 breeze.  The fleet split to the South and North of Puffin Island, and the final result was very close, with just 39 seconds separating first and second place on corrected time.

Place Boat Name Hcap Finish Corrected
1 Pinch of Thyme 0.924 13:00:12 2:04:55
2 Mahalo 0.959 12:55:56 2:05:34
3 Comrades 0.730 13:45:00 2:11:24
DNC Seren y Mor 0.956
DNC White Water 0.850
DNC Myfanwy 0.847
DNC Penny Diamond 0.926

The evening began with an excellent dinner and evening in the Club with the high quality of the food from the new caterers being very well received.  The President gave an interesting talk on the life of Admiral Nelson and the Sailing Captain summarised the on-the-water antics and announced the results.

The very enjoyable evening concluded with a busy bar and music from The Conwys.

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