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 start
of race 1, sailing into a nice, warm lake breeze - for full-size
photo, click here
|Hans Gottschling and
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 Chas
Edwards - in good form as always - have just crossed Stewart Reed
|Some of Roger Challis'
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 shape at
the first mark were Roger Shepherd and Joanne Kumpf.
|Toby Mace (r)
approaches the windward mark with a bit of "ground" to make up.
Meanwhile starboard tackers, Doug Netherton (blue hull) and Mike
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 Ian
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 most
auspicious beginning to their Worlds are John Dowling (l) and
John de Boer (7351)
as they approach the windward mark in the bottom half of the fleet.
|And the Taylor lads
can't be too pleased, either. Here they have just taken Reg Bunt's wind
as they prepare to round. In the background, Søren Jensen (9355)
is about to ...
|... pass astern of Bob
Kennedy on their way to the layline which here is occupied by Andrew
and Nigel Gumley who in turn are being chased by Peter Kozak and
Annelies Groen. But if you think, Andrew looks under-amused, have a
look at ...
|... Uncle Al and Marc
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 the windward
mark out of the top 40! Not his usual form!!
|(l to r) Peter
Ayres, Dave Hansman (I believe), Liz Feibusch,
Ed Gillespie, Brian Mills and John Goudie in front of Alan Chaplin.
|As Brian, John G and
Alan prepare to round, Søren makes sure he'll lay the mark by
crossing Ed before ......
|... he tacks to follow
Liz Feibusch and Frances Lilley.
|Doug Honey and Becky
Robson have tacked to leeward and ahead of Chris Purtle and Chris Ryan,
|... get set for their
|Andrew Haill rounds
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.
|The yellows battle it
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 the
right-hand gate mark more sedately than Nick (864) are John Dowling
(8322) and Hans (938).
|The left-hand mark
gets more action - (l to r) Alan Bell, Andrew Gumley,
Bob Kennedy, Reg Bunt, Thomas Vendely, Geoff Edwards
|Most of the leaders - l
to r: Graham Barker, Gordon Harris, Roger Challis and Neil
Fletcher - are going right. Just rounding is Chris Purtle. Just rounded
are - l to r: Ed, Stephan, Alan B, Bob K, Thomas with Geoff
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