A couple of weeks ago Mike Dredge waded into the gear corner and emerged from the chaotic jumble, dust and spiders with the rigs, rudders and centre boards needed to get the Grebes under sail. On Monday afternoon the four boats were rigged (after the third frustrated attempt in most cases), and by early evening were out on the water being powered along by a steady sea breeze coming up the river. An arbitrary course was set (Cartela to the two yachts anchored downstream), the starting hooter would have been sounded if we had had one, and Martin Riddle showed the rest of us a clean pair of heels as we raced around the marks.
Thanks Mike, you've got the season underway in great style. This is a terrific opportunity for sailors of all levels of expertise - from zero to hero. See you all next Monday afternoon from 3pm on. There is a sign up sheet in the shed if you are visiting it: will help give an indication of numbers if you put your name down.