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Easter 2012.


A busy day for all with the keelboat launch seeing all but two of the Sandhoppers on their moorings plus some of the cruisers. It was the usual team effort of putting up masts and moving the boats from the field and winching them down the ramp. The Sandhopper crews swapped MMSI numbers to programme into their new handheld radios, This was a decision taken over the winter to carry radios since the safety boats often do not cover the long courses set for the keelboats and the "Twilight" series often requires communication between boats.



The second keelboat launch day saw a few more boats out on their mooring ready for Sunday racing. The annual "Fitting Out" supper was held at the Generals Arms in Danbury in the evening with Commodore Geoffrey Walkley welcoming the members.


The first day of the Easter regatta was marred buy the safety boat crew failing to turn up for their duties however two short races were run for the keelboats and dinghies in light winds.


The forecast for Monday was not brilliant with gusting W-SW winds and showers. The keelboat turnout was down due to crews other commitments but a good dinghy fleet was out on and in the water with only Chris Grice staying upright.

Thanks to Richard Collier and Richard Armstrong for safety boat duties Sunday and of course the weekends race officers.

The race results can be viewed on here.