Joined by Simon Piff and family (including a 2 yr
old) and his regular crew for the chrater for the race.
Simon owns Rainbow Dream and competed in this race
last year race.
Always a great
event with some majic sailing, and some light frustrating winds tossed in.
We ended up 3rd in
our Classic division, congrats to Kay Sira.
I think the
highlight of the event for me (not including a nasty coral cut stitched up on
Neptune Island by a medic with a bottle of Rum as aneasthetic), was the final
leg back to Nongsa in 15kn winds on a close reach. We charged along and ran down
every yacht in the fleet, at one point the three ketches, us, the
Pickering's Turmalin and Kay Sira where all abeam of each other and revelling in
the conditions, while all the plastic things with fancy sails where reefing,
luffing up and generally struggling.
Too many anecdotes
attached to the event, best to catch them all at the Neptune
Regatta FaceBook site.
Great job again by
Ferret and Tudor and their team. Will look fwd to returing again next