Feature One – The Original Documentary from 1951!
Feature Two – Abandoned! In 1989 the trimaran Rose Noelle set sail from Picton, New Zealand, for Tonga with four men on board. After a freak wave turned the boat upside down, they drifted for 119 days before landing on Great Barrier Island.
Congratulations to the Winners of the 2016 Karl Millen Regatta
Cruisers…1st Kevin Klarer, 2nd Gary Reimer, 3rd Tom Cunningham
Dinghies…1st Joe Brownfield
Sunfish…1st Barry Sanders, 2nd Dale Sturm
The competition was there and the conditions were far better than those in Rio as these skippers took tin after 7 races that whittled the fleet down from an impressive 9 entries to 6 that could endure the tasty conditions. There was good wind and flat water. An overcast sky that seemed tempted to cut loose in a torrent never did and kept the stinkpotters at bay while providing ample shade for the hardworking crew on the fine racing machines. Afterwards, several crew members were overheard mumbling about exertion and fun, two words not often bound in the same concept.
Friday August 12th is our Meeting for August – Bill Miller will be cooking fabulous Chicken
This will be our regular potluck type meal, so bring a dessert and /or a side to share.. Weather permitting our club should be a good place to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower.
Our meal on Saturday will be Sloppy Joes! Cooked by Gary Reimer. Please bring some sides or a dessert to share for that one also. Should be a fun filled weekend of boating and food. Come on out and enjoy your club.
REVISED : Our Annual Karl Millen Regatta will be held Saturday August 13th with a skippers meeting at 10:30 AM with racing to start soon after. While this started as primarily a dinghy regatta, it is open to all classes and all are welcome. Come out and support your club and let’s have a great time out on the water. Aeolus do us a solid and give us a little wind this time!