Monday, April 20, 2009

A Footy Sailing Regatta

The Tanglewood Radio Control Sailing club just completed a Sailing Regatta contest which featured a number of local and state sailors. Franky Thorley, our Regatta commodore, did a great job in organizing and managing the event. Here, Frank is holding the skipper's meeting.

Here, Jim Child is setting out a mark for the course. The wind became quite strong during the day and made for very challenging racing.

The Footy is a small, but very fun boat and, as the name implies, is only a foot long! Still, they sail well and the competition is intense as you can see on this start.

Rick ran into some challenges with his entry. Here, he is rescuing the little boat after the rudder servo failed and steering was lost. Fortunately, it was headed toward shore when the servo quit.

About 30 minutes later and back in action! Rick enjoyed the sailing, even though he missed too many races with the servo failure to be competitive. Still, a great day of racing and I really enjoyed it.

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