the first day of racing - 1
photos by Bob Thayer
(note: all of these photos were - in larger size - on the competitors' CD created by Bob)
|Just after the
of race 1, sailing into a nice, warm lake breeze - for
photo, click here
Pedro Santos keeping a good look-out for starboard boats
- of which
there were many!
|Mark Johnston and
Roger Challis leading the first race with as comfortable
a lead over
Ian Porter (7588) as you're likely to get. Note Kit
Wallace and David
Weatherston in Ab faB (1037) in a nice safe
leeward on Ian.
|Neil Fletcher and
Edwards - in good form as always - have just crossed
|Some of Roger
nearest pursuers close in on the windward mark. They
included Ted and
Wendy Gadd (7699), ...
|... Gordon Harris
(968), Graham Barker (8888), and Kit Wallace (1037).
Weatherston keeps an eye out, Kit Wallace glances astern
- perhaps to
admire the many boats behind him?
|Also in good
the first mark were Roger Shepherd and Joanne.
|Toby Mace (r)
approaches the windward mark with a bit of "ground" to
Meanwhile starboard tackers, Doug Netherton (blue hull)
O'Malley behind him present a problem for Jay Colville
(404) and Peter
Rahn (286). On the far right, the Taylor brothers (7673)
may be about
to meet John Goudie.
|Jay Colville and
Harley in Sink the Pink are headed for the mark,
having crossed and tacked on Mike O'Malley with Justin Denny.
|Not off to the
auspicious beginning to their Worlds are John Dowling (l)
John de Boer (7351)
as they approach the windward mark in the bottom half of the fleet.
|And the Taylor
can't be too pleased, either. Here they have just taken
Reg Bunt's wind
as they prepare to round. In the background, Søren
is about to ...
|... pass astern
Kennedy on their way to the layline which here is
occupied by Andrew
and Nigel Gumley who in turn are being chased by Peter
Annelies Groen. But if you think, Andrew looks
under-amused, have a
look at ...
|... Uncle Al and
Bennett who are about to round well into the 40's - a
rare frown on
Marc's usually smiling countenance. The one saving grace
is that Uncle
Al's Worlds buddies and arch-rivals, Søren and Jesper
are even further
behind, just crossing astern of Alan Bell (gray hull).
This would be
the first of 6 Worlds races in which Al managed to near
mark out of the top 40! Not his usual form!!
|(l to r)
Ayres, Dave Hansman (I believe), Liz Feibusch,
Ed Gillespie, Brian Mills and John Goudie in front of Alan Chaplin.
|As Brian, John G
Alan prepare to round, Søren makes sure he'll lay the
crossing Ed before ......
|... he tacks to
Liz Feibusch and Frances Lilley.
|Doug Honey and
Robson have tacked to leeward and ahead of Chris Purtle
and Chris Ryan,
|... get set for
just ahead of Alastair Ryder-Turner who has Alan
Simpkins on his tail.
Despite a very loose jib halyard, Ed Morysiak (white
hull behind Alan)
has hung in there quite well against Dave Hansman off
his bow. Just to
the left of the mark is Ted Lacelle, I think.
out: Richard and Michele reach the mark just ahead of
Kevin and Shirley
leaving Dave H and Edward M to try to catch up.
|About to round
right-hand gate mark more sedately than Nick (864) are
(8322) and Hans (938).
gets more action - (l to r) Alan Bell, Andrew
Bob Kennedy, Reg Bunt, Thomas Vendely, Geoff Edwards
|Most of the
leaders - l
to r: Graham Barker, Gordon Harris, Roger Challis
Fletcher - are going right. Just rounding is Chris
Purtle. Just rounded
are - l to r: Ed, Stephan, Alan B, Bob K, Thomas
just off his leeward bow.
|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