The Poole club hosted the three-day 2009 RA Nationals. The club ran an
excellent event, and with 40 boats in three fleets we managed 20 races -- very
The day job continued to keep me off the water for most of the year, and this
was my first outing. My first races showed all the rust, but 'Sword'
continued to be a much faster boat than I was a sailor. Towards the end of
the event I'd managed to find a way to stay in 'A' fleet with some good results,
and won a handsome trophy for 'most improved' sailor in the event! It was
something rather special -- a Micro Magic mainsail signed by Team GBR just prior
to the 2009 Olympic Games in China.
Mike Millard took lovely photos of the fleet (his portfolio can be found
here on Flickr) and I show
LG on the bank, "105 Marie II" in close company with Ken
LG serving lunch