According to my calendar, the following things have occurred since the last exciting instalment of Unshackled:
In April we had our prize-giving evening, shared with the Solo and Miracle fleets, which
filled the lounge nicely and was a very relaxed sort of event with a real sense of camaraderie between the members of the various fleets. This is definitely one to repeat next year.
The AGM was also in April and resulted in the fleet unanimously re-electing yours-truly as Fleet Captain, primarily since nobody else was daft enough
to stand. We also secured the services of Paul Roe, Bob Morris and Paul Butler to do committee stuff, many thanks to them for volunteering. One of the suggestions at the AGM was that we do some
crew-swapping immediately after the 2nd race on Sundays, so that the back half of the fleet can get some quality time with members of the front half, and maybe learn something useful. This looks like a great idea, and one we will endeavour to put into practice now that the weather is getting a bit nicer.
May brought the Firebowl personal handicap event, contested by 11 boats and won (by a single point) by Dave Merritt and Iain Jennings, whose handicap
on that particular day included a broken spreader bracket on top of the allotted 6 minutes. Well done boys!