Grateful thanks to Allan Gouldson ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) for all photos on this page
Pictures from Icicle Series 1 and Frostbite Series 2 races on 9th October
With thanks to Jenny Leveridge for the photographs
After the race, several of the club took out the Falmouth Bass Boat and, with the wind dropping away to a whisper, went up to Far Buoy and back very very very slowly indeed……
ot built for speed, perhaps
Line up the unusual suspects: (L>R: John, Stephanie, Jane C, Tim, Derek, Roger)
Circling before the start
A crowded bit of the lake
Nicky goes limp-wristed
A study in concentration
Look behind you before you pull away
Five seconds to the gun
And they’re off (actually the Wayfarer is already just about to round the first mark…)
And now the wind has shifted and some of the boats may struggle to make the mark…
Someone here is probably calling ‘Starboard’
John in the Solo; David in the Otter
Almost at the mark
One boat round; four still trying to get there
Meg in one Pico
Tom and Emily in another
An early starter: Jane takes to the water whilst everybody else is still in the boat park
Now, where do I put this string….?
Simon, complete with admiring audience
Simon, now with helping hands…
David and Meg intent on the sail; added commentary from the Vice-Commodore
John Leveridge and Mike Ford, intent on their pre-race preparation
Now what happens if I pull this…
John Chandler’s Bosun taking to the water
A phalanx of Lasers
Big boats and small boats….. (might appear to be a puzzling study in perspective if you didn’t know)
Amazing how long the shadows are in September
All helms gone to check the course…?
John D looks back
And so does Jane A
Jane Chadney showing the laid-back way of coming ashore
Simon checks the business end
John goes Solo
om and Emily edge away from the shore
They who must be obeyed (well, just for as long as they’re Race Officers, anyway….)
Some early season photographs from Adeney Poolley; at the end, there’s a panoramic photomontage created by Adeney by concatentating several photographs together, using an ‘Autostitch’ program – most interesting….
Note the seagulls; must have been hard weather at sea
Steve Axford out in front, on a visit back to the club
Course looks to be a gybe round Zebra, a reach up to Inlet White and then a run back out round the point…
A watchful safety boat crew in close proximity
Bob and Nicky in the RS200, with Jane and Simon in close order….
Simon tacks away whilst Jane is baulked by the canoe…
Mike in the now-departed Wanderer
The club as visitors to the lake see it – well, before the leaves come out, anyway…..
Action shot of Simon; interesting how the shot makes it almost look as if the lake surface is sloping downhill to the dam overflow….
Simon now just ahead of Jane’s 4.7
Simon heading up the lake; Mike still heading for the Dam…
Close up of Mike’s Wanderer
A slightly blurry Roger…
Vicki hard on the wind
And John not far behind….
Many thanks to Stephen Muller for these photographs, taken of the Pursuit Race on the afternoon of 14th June.
May look as if everybody’s heading in different directions; in fact John Savage in the Solo is in the lead running back down the lake, whilst most of the rest of the fleet is still beating up the lake
Bob and Meg Higgs in the RS200 with the gennaker pulling, ahead of Derek Farnfield in the Streaker and Vicki in the Topper
Roger Ford and Val Shillito (the eventual winners) in the Wayfarer chasing down Emily Veal, going well in the Laser 4.7, with John Buckett in the heeling Otter beating up to West
Bosuns of John Chandler and Toby Tobias (who were locked together for much of the race) ahead of Roger Ford and Emily Veal
Real close quarter’s stuff…
Close-up of Roger and Val in the Wayfarer
Thought this was so good a picture that put a version onto the website home page
And a close-up of Emily, just a few yards behind….
John urging his Topper forward…
A few moments later on; two Solos heading in different directions in the background
Close up of David Higgs, keeping the Laser flat going upwind
Three studies in concentration…
Roger on starboard tack heading towards the pontoon; note the water almost up to the spillway on the dam in the background – not bad for mid-June…
Paul Whybrow out in the latest addition to the growing Solo fleet
Jane Anderson chasing down the fleet in her Laser, after being last boat to start