rallies and regattas

OGA55 rally part 2

Today was fun day at the rally, with all manner of entertainments. Alice and I started by constructing our “log boat”, using a “one design” hull, some garden cane and plastic bags for sails.

Alice then began preparing her entry for the “bake off” – fresh rosemary and tomato bread in the thermal cooker.

This was then followed by sailing the OGA dinghy (a new design of modern gaff dinghy for Home construction) and Alice had a go helming another dinghy.

Meanwhile there was rowing, sculling and smack dinghy sailing. We made sure we took time to see the larger gaffers in the sun on their pontoon.

To Alice’s delight, not only did her log boat win the race, but her bread beat off stiff competition to be judged top in the bake off!

A thoroughly enjoyable day was rounded off with some live music. Tomorrow is race day!

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