Due to the adverse weather, there were only a few brave enough to attend the S&S34 Association twilight at RPYC on Thursday 8th December. The coldest start to a Perth summer on record brought the threat of showers. These eventuated just as the start gun was fired. And we had consistent rain for the first two legs of the race. Jane and I were privileged to be invited aboard Swagman and our hosts Bill and Andrew Walby did a great job sailing through the rain while we went below and stayed dry. We happily passed up the drinks. Just before rounding the windward mark (but not the one in the sailing instructions), the rain stopped, but so did the wind. Eventually everyone had to start the “Iron Mainsails” and head back to the club for the well earned BBQ.
We must thank Col Sanders for organising the evening and the three 34 owners, Kungari (Geoff Connor), Perie Banou II (Col Sanders) and Swagman (Bill and Andrew Walby), who offered their boats.