CHRISTCHURCH MODEL YACHT CLUB

IOM Day 1 - Registration

Lake Rua was a hive of activity when I arrived with my camera in hand. The sailors had their boats in the water for a test run and they looked great! Not so great was the weather. Everyone was well-wrapped up against the cold. I was told they'd just about had everything today - rain, hail, sleet, wind, no wind, North West, South West... 

Some photos below. We hope the weather is kind tomorrow...

The looming sky brought hail just North of Rua. Huddled agains the cold, the sailors nevertheless seemed to enjoy the test run. 

The boats fairly close together as they round the top mark. Could be an interesting contest if they're all as close as this in the actual racing. 

The rain came in, and the boats were quickly retrieved and shelter sought. 

Watch out for more news tomorrow...

- Thysje Arthur

Official event photographer.

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