Mo & Holly demonstrating how it's done
Further afield, Martyn and Richard went on a little jaunt to the World Championships in Australia and ended up 7th, which we thought
pretty impressive. The DWSC trickle-down effect then delivered their boat into the hands of Colin and Karen, possibly with a view to getting an edge in the Winter Series next year.
The fleet website has had a make-over for 2012 to match the loveliness of the club pages, and the 2012 calendar is now on there as well. The first
event for your amusement is the ever popular Firebowl event on May 13th and 27th. If you only do one event this year, this is the one to go for, a not-too-serious personal handicap
pursuit race, started from the shore, that literally anyone can win (and usually does).
There are still a number of people who haven't come out of hibernation yet, but we've already seen 12 boats out on one day recently, so there's
plenty of potential for good close racing in a big fleet, ie exactly what we're here for. And it can only get better as the weather gets nicer.
The fleet will be under new management by the time you read this, so now is a good time to say thanks to Richard Botting and committee for all their
hard work over the past few years, and to welcome the new Fleet Captain and committee, whoever that may be. You are all much appreciated.
And while we're welcoming people, a big hello to David Betts and family who have just acquired their first Fireball. We look forward to seeing them
out there on the start-line in the rain with the rest of us.
Mike Deane – FB 14778