A team of fantastic volunteers assembled at the Club today from early morning for a Boats & Bacon day led by the “Dragon Breakfast Club”. The new Topaz fleet arrived in convoys from their winter berth at Mahmood’s for easy assembly and storage. The new RS Quest’s proved a bit more of a challenge. In a scene like a nautical Ikea nightmare, grown men stared intently, muttering to themselves, at their allotted chapter from the 90 PAGE assembly manual, while others chased tiny screws and split rings in bilges or about the pier on their knees. Early evening saw one Quest completed and covered on the pier… (we think). We need to do this bit 5 more times folks ! If you have a Masters Degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering, Marine Engineering or aligned disciplines you would be most welcome. Moreover if you are a Club Dinghy sailor, Helper/Instructor/SI or aspiring to any of the above it would be of great benefit for you to see how these are actually assembled by the book as an aid in using them properly in the future.
Things on the Bacon front went much more smoothly with Master Fryer Jamie Frame and assistants Harriet and Kieran serving up an epic feast that had even the Dragon Breakfast Club struggling, Thanks again to all the team, Jamie Frame, Lee Miles, John Wyles, Kevin Percy, Heather & Tiarnan Mahmood, Harriet Emmerson, Cliff Jeffers and Kieran O Donoghue. Volunteers for the next day’s Quest building and cordial bewilderment please give your names to Kevin at the sailing school. Tim Forde. Commodore.