We had a great
day at the Rick Pond, lovely sunshine and a good breeze.
John Gale and
Martin Bandey won joint 1st places with Tony Hatherall in his first
ever vane race coming third.
In view of the
joint first, Martin got the better bottle of prize wine on account of
his age..(his boats age that is!).
This "bottoms up" photo
is of Gareth with "Swallow" and Martin with "Kestrel"
ready for the home reach board.
The chap with the dreadnought destroyer
is our host for the day, Roger Thomas with an incredible model he has
recently restored with most elaborate clockwork motor, it combines about
ten separate springs which seem to unwind in succession and drive contra
rotating propellors through a gear box, quite something but not competitive
with the Marbleheads which were sailing!