Cruiser Opening Muster 2017

»«Saturday 8th April 2017

The 2017/18 Cruiser Programme began on Saturday 8th April with the Opening Muster. On the water, four sailing cruisers met in the glorious April sunshine and raced to Fambridge. The battle for line honours was tricky in the light airs, with Voyager (Simon and Sarah Sanders) prevailing over the challenge from last year's winner Clara (Robert and Tracy Coyle), followed by Zelda (Chris and Chrissie Nolan) and Scarlet (Sarah Brown and Zoe O'Connell). Congratulations to Simon and Sarah Sanders, the very worthy winners of the Wizard Cup.

We were joined at Fambridge by James and Kay Mattison, who arrived in the elegant Seabear.

About 30 members met in the West Wick Yacht Club for a very pleasant meal. A collection was held in aid of the RNLI, raising over £90. All too soon, members parted company: those on the water cruised back to Burnham, some meeting again in the Club for a splendid Bistro meal.

Thanks to Sheena Cosens for holding the collection, and to Mark and Wendy Eagling in the Club RIB for timing us in to Fambridge.

Chris Nolan