Caernarfon 4th September 2011

The day began with everyone helping to unload the boats and get them on the beach before the start of the 10k road race which had over 200 runners taking part. After which came the procession of old sports cars.

There were 9 boats taking part on a very warm still day. After the briefing all crews went to their boats and spectators took to the battlements of the club or found vantage points along the beach.

The ladies race went off well all following the lead boat with the race safety officer monitoring the fleet along with two other patrol boats. The race was a tight affair and saw some good turns at the buoys but good clean racing. The RNLI rib was in attendance (by prior arrangement) and did some displays for the crowd after the first race and mingled with the competitors.

The men’s race again started well and had some very close racing; unfortunately two of the four patrol boats broke down luck prevailed, we had another on standby and the others limped back to port. The junior team had elected to race with the men and they gave a very good account of themselves coming in 6th overall.

The mixed race saw some difficulty getting the line at the start after one call back the race went off and we saw the closest race of the day with positions changing from minute to minute The turns were congested affairs but clean. This was a very exciting race to be in and watch.

At the club house after a hearty meal there was the prize giving hosted by the club commodore and a raffle interspersed with the odd drink or two then everyone left vowing to meet again at the next venue.

Thanks to all who took part.