Racing for rum in the rain
A FEW die-hard sailors from the Abell Point Yacht Club (APYC) braved Friday’s wet weather to sail in the club’s fortnightly Rum Race.
Ever optimistic, APYC rear commodore Tim Osborne thanked the three boats and crew who turned out for the race, saying this was an improvement by 50 per cent on numbers for the previous event.
“Again the weather was a little inclement, but every one who sailed had a great time, although they were a little wet on returning to Sorrento’s for the presentation,” he said.
First in the cruising division was Up Your Kilt, skippered by Colin Bell. In the racing division it was APYC commodore Damian Suckling who claimed the prize on Another
Mr Osborne re-iterated that rain or shine, if it was possible to start a scheduled race, the club would certainly endea- vour to do so.
“Rain or no rain - after all we are not made of sugar,” he said.
Mr Osborne said the APYC was appealing to any yacht owners, racing or cruising, to come out on the water every second Friday, for what was a great twilight race with the option to fly kites.
After the race, participants are encouraged to meet for presentations at Sorrento Bar and Restaurant for what Mr Osborne described as “a social get-together with live music, good vibes and a few good raffle prizes”.
The next race will be held on Friday, April 4, with participants and crew asked to head to Sorrento’s at about 3pm.
For more information phone Tim Osborne on 0437 252 702 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RUM RACE: Crew from Another Fiasco and Rising Farrst Andrew Wood, Jayson Franey, Fiona Broadbent, Garry Brown, Lydia Jones, Les Reumer, Tim Osborne and Damian Suckling finished off a very wet afternoon of sailing at Sorrento's on Friday night.