Our new shed
Following the unceremonious eviction from our shed, and the unsatisfactory alternative arrangements offered, we have gone ahead and purchased and today erected our our new shed. Here is a picture of work in progress:
Most of the work is complete and will be concluded on Wednesday. Special thanks go to Mike Tidy, Richard Crew and Peter Shires whose efforts over a long day were outstanding. Our immediate local resident (pictured in the foreground) also helped out throughout the day with his wife providing refreshments in the high temperatures recorded.
The Geoff Millichamp memorial regatta
The Geoff Millichamp Memorial Regatta was sailed in DF65 model racing yachts last Friday in brilliant hot sunshine in a decent if erratic breeze. Turnout was down on last year but two heats were sailed in the morning, each with 4 yachts, followed by the finals after lunch.
Thanks must be given to Peter Martin for his unflinchingly honest stewardship resulting in me being awarded first prize! This was after 3 races with one discard. The result for second place was so tight it had to be shared between Steve Hill and Richard Crew. Following on from this was Mike Tidy and then Richard Norman.
Last years winner Richard Crew awarded the trophy in the absence of the invited dignitaries who had better things to do with their time.
A most enjoyable, if slightly exhausting day in the heat was had by all the participants prepared to offer an opinion. Here is the winner accepting the trophy in the time honoured tradition.
Sunday 6th September CANCELLED BY NATIONAL TRUST
Plans are being finalised for a regatta at Petworth Lake in cooperation with The National Trust, Frensham and the Dabblers Model Yacht Clubs on 6th Sept. Full use of National Trust facilities at Petworth will be allowed.