2011 Fun day – write up, (pics now in the gallery)
Fantastic fun day, probably the best one yet. A little warmer than forecast at 24 deg, F4 gusts, dry and southerly. Great turn out, I counted 37 at lunch time, so that’s another record breaker for a club FD.
Great to have Quayside Windsurfers support the event, Neil, Stephen, Ray, plus lady photographer (sorry didn’t catch the name) Very big QSW van, small speakers, tall flags and some very sexy windsurfing kit to show. Members attending: Mike, JT, Graham, Lisa, Simon, Kathy, Dave T, Neil G, Geoffrey, Tone, a rabbit, Wendy, Darren, Keith, Jonny C, Chris, Dave H, Dave B, Steve, Martin, Gareth, Richard, JC, Ros, Marie, plus a load of others but not sure of names. Please add other names to a comment and I’ll add you in.
Nicely powered up for two races before lunch with Martin and Gareth both having a P1, and P2 . With dropping wind Martin swapped from the 8m to his trusty 9m, Gareth changed tactic by trying out the QSW £2k plus board and fully cammed Serverne sail. Martin bagged the next P1 with Gareth hot on his heels. Dave H took first place in race 4 followed by Martin and Gareth. Overall result was Martin, Gareth and Dave H. Wendy took the ladies 1st place, with Marie 2nd, Lisa 3rd. A scattering of prizes for new members, best rabbit, etc.
Food was up to the usual high standard, thanks Wendy. (We learned that Long Stratton sausages are actually made in Hickling so that’s a nice link). QSW should have some video soon. So great weather, food, lovely people, good competition, my P1, and all based from our private beach that has to be one of the most beautiful locations on the broads. Thanks again to everyone for making it so successful. Fun day? … absolutely!