Christmas Dinner Picture
Another one for the album – a photo of the prizewinners from this year’s Christmas Dinner at the Tree Inn in Stratton; a line up of the usual suspects, with two (John Savage and Sue Murray) who have ducked out of sight….
Surfing at Bude
For once the weather was superb for an event away from the lake, warm sunshine for an Indian summer’s day. Surf was good and clean with many surfers enjoying the afternoon high tide, including 7 from the club, watched by John & Ruth Savage. Afterwards, everyone replaced lost calories with fish and chips, eaten by the canal, although some members got lost following a a mix-up over where to meet. Added enjoyment was provided by watching the final runners come in along the wharf completing their quad-athlon, as the sun dipped below the horizon. Thanks to John Savage and Stephanie Heasman for the photographs.
August Bank Holiday Fun
As usual, the club held a camping weekend at the lake over the Bank Holiday, with fun sailing and races on the Saturday and Monday and the normal racing programme on the Sunday. The weather wasn’t perfect, but the Saturday fun sailing was well supported, with a treasure hunt in the morning, reading clues off the buoys and a pursuit race in the afternoon, with pizzas from Kilkhampton in the evening. Following recent tradition, everyone dressed up on the Saturday, this year producing some seriously scary Cowboys and Indians, as the photos below show. As it wasn’t barbecue weather on the Sunday, the campers cooked sausages and beans etc, managing the difficult task of synchronising cooking in several different caravans and tents – thanks to all the cooks for managing this – and special thanks to Simon for playing his guitar afterwards. There were more fun races on Monday morning, before everyone packed up in the afternoon. Thanks to Nicky Buckett and John Leveridge for organising the fun racing.