Committee Meeting Minutes
Present: Linda Matthews (LM), Mike Smith (MS) (Chair), Andy Sargent (AS) (Minutes), Bill Blenkinship (BB), Jack Tomlinson (JT), Pablo Barrs (PB), Bob Hoath (BH), John Gorse (JG).
At Wardleys Marine Yacht Club, not everyday is a Piel Island or an IOM day.
That is, sometimes, Wardleys Marina Yacht Club sailors stay closer to home.
Sailors John and Simon thought it might be nice to have a ‘Wind in the Willows’ river jaunt, visiting the delightful and quite magical sailing environs of Skippool. Big skies, pastoral English countryside, and a squadron of very capable racing dinghies.
This is how it goes. Drop the mooring, tack up to Skippool and don’t go aground, enjoy the spectacle of racing yachties employing their clever tactics, head down to Stannar to check out the Jet Ski excitement, eat sandwiches, drink hot thermos coffee, sail along side other club members swapping banter, and finally ferry glide back to the mooring. By now of course, the tide is ebbing fast.
Ready steady lets go! ‘Matrona Maris’ kindly loaned us her tender.
Mustn’t go aground tacking up to Skipool!
Click on this. At Skipool, see clever tactics and a clever yachtsmen in action. And I believe his plan did work!
River Wyre Jet Skier in action
The young John Gorse rushing around hauling-up and setting sails.
Doing coffee and Split Selfies. Old and new technology functioning well on Jamila!
The helm in John’s safe hands. Wires ropes galore, which still baffle the skipper somewhat. In the back ground the River Wyre luxury apartment complexes, beloved by twitchers, over looking the lush River Wyre bird habitat (wink).
A movie when Mike and Erika buzzed by in their fast motor boat.
Odds and sods, mid season July 2017
Ship Inn, watching a boat sailing by. In the distance: Morecambe, Lancashire.
Tom and Simon heading to the slipway to off-load Jamila’s CQR anchor