Friday, February 17, 2012
Festival Of Sail 2012
We brought the boat round early to sail a couple of club races at BYS, take any interested members out for a sail and cruise with the family.
After talking to a family friend he kindly offered his mooring to us as he had sold his boat. After checking it out several times we were happy the boat was safe with plenty of swing room etc.
Anyway, didn’t quite check it out enough and ended up kissing a boat nearby. Quickly we pulled it out and up to Mornington to repair a couple superficial blemishes on the starboard float ready for our Festival of Sail regatta.
Tuesday 24th we met the Green Gorby boys and Daylight Robbery at Martha’s Cove and set up the boats for a cruise to Docklands the next day. Shaun and the Frassle crew sailed up from Blairgowrie and joined the cruise Nth.
David and Sophie Renouf brought their new Corsair sprint down from Pittwater and stayed the night with Rob and myself. They caught the first ferry from Sorrento with Leon (Rainbow Man) to Queenscliff and set the boat up at Geelong so their car and trailer were there for a quick exit. Surprisingly they did all this and got into Docklands only 60-90 minutes after the rest of us. After a few drinks and an official welcome from Doug Jarvious (Manager) we all showered and all went out for dinner with the Patronas Crew who arrived 2 days before. Geoff Cruise our crusty import from Qld. was well lubricated after spending the day with Keith (Freddy) Dunstan and his commitment was questioned as he choice to sleep on the floating caravan instead of the pedigree.
It was a nice day sailing up to Melbourne with 5 to 15 knts from the Sth. sth West which meant spinnakers were flown and great to catch up with everybody over dinner before the fun started….. Day 1 Passage Race coming soon.