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Sailing Regatta

There is a sailing regatta on at Zandvlei this weekend, and all the small boats are out. Of course I was there to capture it.
cds-IMG_0915Sailing in a big circle around the demarcated course.


Oops! Although he was back up and running in no time at all.


The juniors in their Optimists.

The Sedov

The Sedov arrives in Cape Town for the first time in 77 years, and I just happened to be in the V&A Waterfront today to get some shots.
The Sedov
And here is some detail of the rigging, imagine having to untangle that lot.
The Sedov

Sailing in Mauritius

Sailing into sunset in Mauritius; how I would love to be there right now, instead of in the cold and wet Cape Town.

The strangest little boat ever

I saw this boat on Zandvlei at the weekend. It has a fiberglass hull, and you sit in front of the mast and steer with your feet (much as you would with a Kayak). That tiny little homemade sail was not at all effective, but I am sure that with a bigger sail it could be quite a fun experience.

I asked the person that helped to launch the boat, and he told me that the original mast had been stolen so this was a trial of a newhomemade sail. Perhaps a little more time in the workshop is in order…

Wednesday evening sailing

Yesterday it was:

1) a very hot day
2) the last week of holidays for many people
3) a Wednesday

This can only mean one thing: a bumper Wednesday evening cruise at False Bay Yacht Club. I counted over 30 yachts out on the water enjoying the wonderful weather. I was stuck in my car, but how I would have loved to be out there.

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