|Club Picnics in Keel-boat Style|
|Written by John Adair|
|Friday, 26 February 2010 23:23|
We were joined by Sir Peter Blake's former boat - Ladybird - which made a majestic sight and showed it was no laggard. Ladybird has the distinction of winning the gruelling inaugural 1570 nautical mileTrans-Tasman Hobart to Auckland race in 1952 - at the time one of the longest ocean races in the world. In this case Ladybird made NZ sailing history as the first NZ yacht to win an international yacht race - here with an all Devonport designed, built and crewed yacht.
After lunch and swimming, Dean whipped up the crowd with fun games - you had to be there to see how eggs should really be used!
Tug-o-war proved the ladies still have some pull, and the sack races for all ages sorted the wheat from the chaff. Heading home was much more relaxing although the wind had almost completely deserted us. A great barbecue followed back at Narrow Neck, finishing off with prizes for the winners and losers in the race of the day. Thanks to the organisers, especially Dean and the DYC Commodore (David Stone), and to our guests from DYC for generously supplying the boats. Let's hope we can make this a regular event.
|Last Updated on Monday, 15 March 2010 19:50|