Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Lake Erie Interclub - PDYC Fish Fry and Awards

We walked from Unison's dock down to the Yacht Club as we knew there would be no parking available. The club is packed, in every way; boats fill all the slips (some members give up their slips to the guests from other clubs), boats are rafted together into the river, crew have pitched tents on the grass and all parking spaces are taken up with crew and visitors.
Time for a quick snooze on a pile of sails.
or to sit in a cockpit and talk sailboats and racing, comparing tactics and equipment, tall tales and near misses
or buy an Interclub t-shirt or cap
or line up for a free drink.
Many participants are wearing the current Interclub shirt, others are wearing those from previous years but many boats have crew uniforms;

Powder Hound



I found Storm Warning at a slip and got a better picture of her bow.
I thought the painting had been air brushed on but the owner told me it was a "wrap" (?).
Continuing on the t-shirt theme, some just wear sailing related shirts;

After the fish fry (Perch and salads and lots of it) it was time for the awards for the first 2 races.
Mark looking quite proud of Caleidoscope's first place in her fleet in the Erie to Dover Race
and hamming it up with Liam who is holding Caleidoscope's second place (in her fleet) flag for the Long Point Bay Race. I'm not sure who took the photo as it was e-mailed to me.
Chuck was given a red flag for going above and beyond the call of duty and starting all the fleets at Long Point on Saturday.
After their handicaps and times were calculated, two boats tied for a flag, right down to the seconds, amazing. The skippers cut it in 2 and each got half.
I didn't wait for the band and the dancing. I had to be up early the next day so headed back to Zatarra and my "aft cabin".

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