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This is the blog of Maunie of Ardwall. After a six-year adventure sailing from Dartmouth to Australia, we are now back in Britain.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Dartmouth Regatta 2011

Once again we were aboard Maunie for the Regatta but, for the first time, just the two of us. We had some excellent sailing and the racing fleet enjoyed Force 4-5 conditions for most of the 4 day series so there were some entertaining moments. We went out to the big-boat course on a couple of the days and hove-to near the windward mark to take photos. The absence of the Red Arrows was sad but otherwise there was plenty to watch in the river, with lots of helicopter displays and an amazing parachute display.

Mind that mast (1)

Mind that mast (2)

Mind that seagull!

How not to do spinnakers:

We're planning winter work on Maunie so will probably just have one weekend's sailing left before she's lifted out for the winter. We'll keep you updated on progress.