Ladies Day Report – Anna Mason
What an amazing ladies race day – good wind, great company and some super sailing! The day started with onshore training from Helen about boat set up and upwind sailing. Then we spent time on the water practicing race starts together. After lunch, we had 3 short races to put all these new skills to the test.
Andy Scott and team did an excellent job of organising these and keeping us all in order, thank you. The races were sailed in memory of a great lady sailor Dot Macklin with prizes presented by her husband David. Congratulations this year go to Helen for deservedly retaining the trophy.
There was close racing throughout the fleet and several other prizes earned for special achievement or comedy merit. First time double handed team, Sarah Benfield and Sandie Andrews joining in with skill, energy and enthusiasm in a Flying Fifteen added another dimension – inspiration, I hope, to other double-handers to have a go.
This was all rounded off with an amazing spread of tea and cake (a special mention for the pink meringues!) and a lot of laughter and chat. Needless to say we all went home with big smiles on our faces, full stomachs and a few achey muscles!