Sailing on the Norfolk Broards - September 2003


It makes a change to spend a day aiming to stay above the surface and Mike Saucede organised a fleet of half deckers from Martham to test our prowess at keeping dry. The weather couldn't have been better and we had good sailing up to lunch, across to ice cream and back to port. Many thanks for all Mikes efforts in ensuring that such a complicated event ran so smoothly and to Dave Tonge for his several selfless demonstrations of how to extract ones self from tricky situations. As usual click on the first thumbnail and then 'next preview' to see the whole story with subtitles.

Last minute checks reveal problems with Susies bondage suit.
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The Martham half-decker fleet ready for the off!
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Cap'n Jay, skipper of our ship 'The Shapely Pilchard'
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In hot pursuit up a narrow broad.
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A defector joins us from one of the other boats
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Cap'n Saucede spies land ho!
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Racing in close company (speeds of up to 7mph were experienced!)
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Sharon tends the drinks cabinet as Cap'n Babbs urges his crew on
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Duncan laughs after keel hauling half the crew.
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Dicing with death, the lunchtime cod was fresher than the pike
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Harsh conditions forced us to stand in the sun for a bit
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Cap'n Tonge pays the price for taking a short cut
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Our smiling crew, fresh from more moral boosting flogging
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A picturesque old landmark, with Horsey windmill in the background.
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Able seawomen
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Brian admonishes his crew after they opt out of the ice cream stop.
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Rob Spray.