the Practice Race - 3
photos by Bob Thayer and Ralph Roberts
(note: most of these photos were - in larger size - on the competitors' CD created by Bob)
|Dwight Aplevich and Al
Nichols (also showing good sheet to pole technique) head for the offset
mark with Thomas Vendely just to leeward and ahead, while John Hartley
still searches for that elusive windward mark in the current.
|l to r: George
Blanchard with Mike Codd; Kit Wallace; Andrew and Nigel Gumley (4610),
Bob and Scott Kennedy (bow only); Roger Shepherd with Joanne Kumpf;
|While Dwight Aplevich
(4606) and Dave Hansman fight it out on port tack,
John Hartley (white spi) is trying the right side of the run.
|A panoramic view of a
crowded first run which is split up into three groups below:
|Hans Gottschling (938)
works to hold off Mike O'Malley (551) and Alastair Ryder-Turner with
|Not much wind left for
Geoff Edwards and George Waller (9483) who might have tried for wind in
the gap in the middle of the four following boats: Alan Bell (gray
hull), Peter Kozak (300), Reg and Christopher Bunt (7227) and Nick
spis from l to r: Kit Wallace, Roger Shepherd, George Blanchard (having a nap??), Jeff Cox
|Later on the run (l
to r): Thomas Vendely, Ed Morysiak behind Dwight Aplevich (4606),
Doug Netherton, George Blanchard, Dave Hansman, Peter Ayres, Alan
Simpkins behind Anne and Gary Armstrong (861)
|Still later on the run (l to r): Alan Bell
(1539), Dave Platt, Thomas V, Doug N, George, Dave H, Jeff C, Anne A, a
spinnaker-less Andrew Haill, Peter A and Ed Morysiak.
|As always, fine form
for Toby Mace (8848) who is among the race leaders. Pursuers (l to r) are: John Dowling,
Brian Mills, John Goudie, Uncle Al just crossing Guy Hacon with
Søren Jensen just visible under his boom in the full-size photo,
Doug Honey, unidentified boat behind the 8848 jib, Steve Carroll just
finishing his run, Mark Taylor.
|This is what happens
in a breeze when the helm decides that the explanations are taking too
long and he'd be better off to do it himself!!! In the
background: Chrisses Purtle and Ryan.
|Thomas and Zoltan
continue to give Peter and Annelies (300) a good run for their money.
|Too much heel >
helm for the Chicken, as Richard Johnson and Michele do their
to keep her flat with what little weight they have.
|With Porter retired
from the race, Graham and Robin Barker in Doubloons (8888) were
left to fight it out for the lead down the second run with Gordon and
Emma Harris (968) and their Waldringfield
|... Neil Fletcher with
Chas Edwards in 9644 and Toby Mace with Rachael Rhodes (8848)
as well as Jay Colville with Ian Hurley (pink spi) in pursuit.
|Peter and Alex Rahn
head straight for the camera while in the background, we have (l to
r): Brian Mills, Brian Lamb (yellow/blue spi), Mark Taylor (behind
Peter's mast), Anne Armstrong with Kit Wallace to windward of her, John
Dowling and John Goudie.
|(l to r) Stephan
Nandrup-Bus, Mark Taylor, Stewart Reed
|Suzanne Hall aboard Cathessa
grabs the spi guy to bring the pole aft a bit and keep the spi trim
|George and Mike are
bow to bow with Steve Carroll, I believe, while Nick S. (pink spi) and
Mike O'M. are closing in.
|l to r: Peter
and Jonathan Ayres, Reg and Christopher Bunt, Jeff Cox, Ed and Winnie
|Dave and Charles
Hansman hold off Richard, Michele and the Chicken (10139).
|Andrew Haill (9657)
and Ed Morysiak (4601) give Alan Hallwood and Rod McIver (3568)
a good battle even without their spinnakers.
|Guy and Daniel in Bizarre
on the final beat.
Jesper moving well.
|As Steve and John can
attest, there was some wave action.
longingly towards the finish line as the Chicken crosses
Chris Purtle (not the road as you might have expected!)
|Part of team
Waldringfield (Neil Fletcher in 9644, Toby Mace in 8848, and Roger
returns to MSC after a successful race.
|Earlier, Uncle Al (l)
had managed to embarrass himself a little: with a motor boat taking up
the spot he had hoped for at the end of the dock, Al decided at the
last second, that he could go past and then luff up - the breeze being
very light. As he passed the motor boat however, a gust hit from dead
astern and he scraped his centreboard on the cement of the ramp for a
bit before Marc could jump out and save Al's bacon.
|All part of the day's
work for Marc who saves Al from himself regularly. On the left, we can
see the fisherman preparing to haul out his craft despite the sign
(white rectangle, upper right) that declared this ramp closed to all
but regatta traffic. Twit!
|AEC Wayfarer Worlds links|
report by Uncle Al
report from Richard & Michele
the real story by Toby Mace and Neil Fletcher
how we all fared
we got letters
the Whiffle that covered the Worlds
photos from on shore
on shore with Richard Johnson
on shore with Gord Leachman
at PCYC with John de Boer and Dave Hansman
at PCYC with Liz Feibusch and Tony Hunt
on shore with Uncle Al - 1
on shore with Uncle Al - 2
caricatures with Diane Zaremba (W440)
one group's aftermath
a few pics of the champion boat's layout
photos on the water
the practice race - 1
the practice race - 2
the practice race - 3
the practice race - 4
the practice race - 5
the first day of racing - 1
the first day of racing - 2
the first day of racing - 3
the second day of racing - 1
the second day of racing - 2
the third day of racing - 1
the third day of racing - 2
the fourth day of racing - 1
the fourth day of racing - 2
the fifth day of racing - 1
the fifth day of racing - 2
the fifth day of racing - 3
the fifth day of racing - 4
the fifth day of racing - 5
AEC Wayfarer Worlds Annex
at PCYC with Geoff Lepper - 1
at PCYC with Geoff Lepper - 2
at PCYC with Geoff Lepper - 3
Wayfarer Worlds XII: as Paul Robinson captured them:
Thursday's racing - 1
Thursday's racing - 2
Friday night was caricature night
leaving MSC for Saturday's final race