Well the last sail of the season and what a sail and turn out, for me one of the best sails this year. A lovely sight to see so many sailors braving the chilly conditions. One little point if you have a boat that needs rigging on the slipway best if you go down last or pull it onto the beach or launch a long way in front of the main fleet trying to launch. Which leads me (editor: James, in case you haven't guessed) nicely on to the matter in hand, the slipway upping. I've had a good response of job allocation. Richard De Lisle is organising the inventory and banging rust off the metal bits. Clare will be do what she does best and sorting many jobs at once with patience and good grace, but on one of the list for her is the sorting of the slipway materials in the boat shed. As usual lots of jobs for lots of different tasks from heavy lifting to counting bits and pieces. The time is 06.00 SATURDAY 29TH OCTOBER. If that time is not doing it for you there is plenty to do as the day moves on. Looking forward to seeing at the upping and then the fun time in the evening at the upping supper. With the added bonus of some of this year's trophies being awarded during the evening.
Thank you all for making this a wonderful sailing season.