Saturday, 17 September 2011

Storm Clouds Gathering

I was on the committee for the club's GP14 Open Meeting.  The first two races were great, lots of wind which made for some exciting racing.  However, as you can see from this picture the storm clouds were gathering.

And then the heavens opened!  I took this shot from under the cuddy where I sat, sheltered from the wind and rain, only poking my head out to note down sail numbers as the dinghies crossed the line.  The poor racers got absolutely drenched and the crew in the safety boats were bailing out the water from the heavens.

We even picked up a poor stranded sailor whose engine had stopped and towed him to his yacht (oh, the indignity of it!).  But all in all we had a great time and now I have dried out and been fed and watered at the clubhouse, I am snuggled up in my PJs chilling out. 

4 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Sounds like a great day, Fran, especially rescuing someone, and now snuggled up in your PJs.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Powell River Books said...

I bet the sailors out on Bellingham Bay are also having some great sailing weather, but I'm a fair weather power boater. I'll stay in the marina and have fun over at the pub while I wait. - Margy

A Heron's View said...

It is so exhilarating being on the water in rain and wind isn't it ?

Fran said...

It was a lovely day. Although I live on the water, we haven't had any time to get out on the water and play. I hadn't realised how much I missed it x