We watched the forecast with some foreboding last week. The lead up to our first annual Pirate Pursuit race threatened sporting, even ominous conditions and yet, on Sunday, a gathering of 28 boats braved the elements to head out on the course set by Race Officer Mike Winiberg. An olympic course in front of the Promenade then over to windward- leeward marks nearer the club tested the endurance over the two and a half hour race.
Half the fleet retired with varying degrees of cold but fourteen boats lasted until the sunshine at 13:00. Congratulations go to Iain Horlock for being the lead boat at the finish in his Supernova and to all who took part before, during and after what was, in hindsight especially, a really good event.
1st Iain Horlock (Supernova) 2nd Kian Andrew (Laser) 3rd Sam Thompson & Leanne Hibbard (RS200) 4th Colin Stephens & Mike Greig (Osprey) 5th Thomas Kliskey & Simon Lees (Enterprise)
We would like to offer immense thanks to Katherine Sharp for donating a plethora of prizes from NautiGal and to GUL for donating gift vouchers to many of the competitors.