First Dragon Race and a Launching...

»«Saturday 29th March 2014

The Dragon rigging lunch was 50% successful, with a good contingent enjoying lunch, but not much rigging took place as hail stopped play! Luckily the weather improved sufficiently over the week to get seven boats in the water by the first day of the season.

Due to a little more work being needed on some, only four boats made the start line, but those that did were treated to perfect racing conditions in sunshine. It gave us all the opportunity to make sure everything was attached and working as it should and gave the Page Boys a chance to show off their new toy, before the official launching ceremony for Pageboy XI - no, not their 11th Dragon or even their 11th boat, it’s just the 11th one they’ve called Pageboy!

Hopefully Saturday's weather was an indication of things to come for the 4 Race Mini Series on 12th April and Easter Regatta.

Rene Nel