Monday, November 29, 2010

How many people does it take to rig a Mirror?

Peter Lawson is restoring a Mirror Dinghy at his place and called on the services of fellow members to rig it.

Here's a couple of shots of the results.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

2nd Vagabond Racing Series

Thanks to Chris Ashton for photos of the first race day of the 2nd series. Five Vagabonds and a Corsair out on the bay with flukey wind conditions. Great fun!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Melbourne Cup Day

Our first Melbourne Cup luncheon for many years saw some wonderful outfits paraded, some of which are shown below. Coral's original 1920's beaded dress has to take 1st prize, don't you think?

Carol did a fantastic job of the buffet lunch and everyone had a wonderful time. I think this could become a regular part of our Club calendar.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Our new Corsair 16'

The Tingira Boat Club has recently purchased a 16'Corsair. This fibreglass dinghy is ideal for sail training as its strength and stability allow inexperienced sailors to jump in with more knowledgeable instructors. The boat is capable of taking up to six people in a training situation.

The class is also suitable for the less agile amongst us, as less physical strength and balance is required to sail these boats. We are hoping that members who found the Vagabond fleet a little too frisky will enjoy the Corsair.

Members Peter Fox and Peter Lawson collected the Corsair from the mainland, so it was only fitting that they got first "dibs" on a sail.

Last Friday night saw us raise our glasses in a toast to our new addition and a small competition was conducted by those present to name the boat. The winner was Peter Lawson who can collect his prize this Friday night. Well done, Peter!