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A Touch of Bliss.


Just a little while ago RBYC ran the Brighton Ladies Skipper's Series. The weather was a little benign and in the end, the Sunday was a bit of a glass out. We have pics from the Saturday, courtesy of and © to Steb Fisher.

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One half of the duo known as K2 got to be Captain Araldite for the day. Nice one Kate.

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Team Audacious all set to go.

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Glorious stuff really.

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Oh. And the hits just keep on coming...

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And no-one else around - Nice work!

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Bag's full and the heady's on the way down. Done it before team? Arms crossed in fantasy island, looking after the backstay, is the other K, Ken.

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Bonus points.

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Now Ken - THIS would have been the time to put the message on the kite for Kate! Look at all these options...

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Smiling all the way.

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The ORCV's Sally Williams behind the helm.

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The cruising Adams 12 they were using...

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So they say, but not entirely convinced here... Sally told me that "... the heat is on , I have to defend my title. A good number of entrants and I think I'll have my work cut out for me against her Sister, Rosie, aboard Reckless and Jo with Spirit of Freya." Final results aren't in, as Sunday was a total glass out (Re-race Sun 6/6/10), but she's right. The work was hard.

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Will I go back in or won't I? That is the question Sally...

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It's this one here!

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Yep. The Main looks better.

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Sally would have been happy when there was enough breeze to get Adam's Rib moving.

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More smiles and just tremendous light for shooting.

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Emma-Kate came armed with smiles too.

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Nice little downhill journey to be had by all.

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Another 'Steb' on offer from the bow.

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Clearly having a good time. Got a lot colder, later on.

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Guys - Now it's Ladies day and they're the focus of our attention, OK...

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Emma-Kate working back uphill.

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Dodger down, Bimini off, but BBQ still there. Like your angle. Rare for me thanks.

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No Specials that day, aboard Emma-Kate

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David James took a team he's been working with, out on Ingenue.

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Going the letterbox... (PS. I'm pretty sure the acronyms are Royal Brighton, Queenscliff, Port Douglas and Ocean Racing Club of Victoria - woo hoo!!!!!! Go the ORCV.)

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Time to play catch up in the Office team... Good thing it wasn't howling, with the bag that far back.

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Helmer's helping and I suspect David's absence from the scene may be to ensure things got back on track down below...

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Tremendous! We're back on track. Sally is going to love the fact that she's in front here...

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Nice little 'Steb' bow wave...

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Some faces for people to recognise.

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Obviously she's blissfully into sailing.

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Hard at work and David ensuring education and safety reign supreme.

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Downhill finish, by the looks of things...

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That one there! Where? There.

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Happy little Vegemites from Team Pandora. Driver, front and centre, is Mary-Alice Tedstone.

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Going in next year's brochure, I'd say.

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See. You've even got a choice Front cover and back cover...

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Very comfortable on the day.

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Marching in to the top mark I'd say

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Smile from the boss. Always a good feature and a lovely 'Steb' in the sunlight too.

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Go the Bag when you're ready.

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Lots of eyes looking at the job at hand - good stuff.

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Delightful.

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Poster shot for women in sailing I would say. Do we have your permission for such please?

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Flying Fox and the sunlight over the water. Almost a song that...

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It looks a bit cool.

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Chasing down the bigger stuff.

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'spose you won't need to hang onto the tiller when it's a glass out like this...

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There was wind out on the track though.

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Absolutely always going to get featured with a shot like this. Well done Steb.

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Very stylish indeed.

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Now surely you could have got one tiny piece of vinyl cut for the day. Just a little 's'... On another note, someone needs to do a little clean up when you're finished with the Bag.

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Team Blue hard at it.

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Still looking for a little clean up when you can.

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More faces to recognise.

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Go the hoist (and watch the strings).

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Poster shot for women in racing here, too.

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Team Blue is now Team Red, BTW.

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Steb. They should buy this from you...

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It's like peering over the dashboard here on Get Smart. Chris Dickson used to have that problem, as well. They raised the whole poop deck for him on KZ-3 and KZ-5 (The first of the plastic fantastics in AC racing).

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Loving the zeal on display here. I can actually feel it. Nice work.

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Looking good.

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You know, I really am not sure it gets much beter than this. Warmer maybe, but better may take some finding...

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A bit of squirt was to be found, it would seem...

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It got quite busy at the top mark, so it would seem.

 

Prepare yourself to follow your bliss...


 

By John Curnow

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