Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Seawind regatta

We have spent the last few days enjoying the company of Graeme Nolan and his wife Enriqueta, who came on board while we took part in the informal version of the Seawind Whitsunday regatta. Graeme used to be production manager at Seawind, and is a fund of useful information and entertaining stories.

The formal regatta had been cancelled for lack of participants, but our version worked just fine. We had an exciting race on Sunday, in which we flew our kite in a 25 knot wind, narrowly missing overtaking a Seawind 1250 called 'Imagine' (bigger and faster than our 1160).

Unfortunately I yelled out 'Yer big Nancy!' to their Scottish skipper Chris, because he was afraid to fly their kite. He was provoked into putting it up, and staved off our challenge. Still great fun, fast sailing on a lovely day.

Then down to Whitehaven Beach again, with nightly parties.

The Whitsundays are a lovely cruising ground, with lots to see.

Backpacker daytrip on an old racing yacht 'Boomerang'.

The beach at Hill Inlet on Whitsunday Island.

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