Brent Regatta 2014
Saturday 31 May
Luke, NCSC, has taken lots of photos – Brent Regatta 2014
What a wonderful afternoon! OK the wind was rubbish but there was sunshine, it was warm and there were plenty of people on the water enjoying the racing - 75 I've been told!
· GP14s with members from NCSC, WSC and WHSC
· Lasers with members from WSC and WHSC
· RS200 with members from WSC and WHSC in the same boat
· Picos with Sea Cadets and adults from WHSC!
This was a real WHSA event and it felt great
To make the event even more special the Current Mayor of Brent, Bobby Thomas, joined us and presented the Trophies. He charmed us all. He arrived dressed to sail, took a turn round the lake in a GP14, helping me to rig it and then learning how to crew. He would love to see more local people making use of the Harp and gave us some ideas (and a suggestion of possible funding) for holding an event. We hope he will be able to join when we do.
Results (from memory - so could be wrong!) - Julian Bradley, WHSA Sailing Master will provide the official results:
Class 1st 2nd 3rd
GP14 Jim & Scooter Craig & Brian Garrard Liz & Sam (thanks to his mother)
RS200 Julian & Helen Joe & Adam John Curran & Szymon
Laser Duncan Gareth Sophie
Pico Pablo Norman Louise
Tea was a bit more lavish than usual. We took NCSC’s lead in providing homemade cakes and asked members to bring a few. Delicious cakes of all sorts arrived on the day. There was barely a slice left at the end of the day, which is what you might expect if there was nothing else to eat. But due to a slight misunderstanding there was also a mountain of sandwiches. Liz provided homemade jam for the scones and clotted cream. This tea will be a hard act to follow.
Event organisation Liz
Racing organisation Wiebe & Jim
OOD & results Brian Jeffries & Richard Malden
Safety Boats: Ray & Jerry, Fred & Brian Turgoose
Presentation Bobby Thomas, Mayor of Brent
John Shepherd, WHSA Chairman
Fred, memories of the earlier Brent Regattas
Tea organisation Liz & Maciej
Sandwiches Tinu, Joyce, Alan, Daphne, Liz, Maciej and anyone else who was in the crowded kitchen!
Cakes Brian, Daphne, Liz, Louise, Mike, Tinu, me (really my husband) - they came so quick and fast I lost track I may not have listed everyone!
Photos Luke, NCSC