Sunday, February 19, 2017

Combined Clubs on Bancroft Bay


After forecasts which threatened gales and heavy rain, the morning arrived sporting blue skies and very gentle breezes. We gathered with a dozen or so old classic boats for a social sail and a sail past the Metung Hotel and the Metung Yacht Club. The event was sponsored by the Metung club in conjunction with the Gippsland Lakes Classic Boat Club. While the forecast weather trimmed the numbers of participants somewhat, the morning was a glorious celebration of being in the outdoors enjoying simples pleasures.

Pearl and Endeavour showed that the big muscle Couta boats can thrive in light conditions.











6 comments:

  1. Wow, what a treat, skies so blue.

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    1. I'm learning to place particular value on beautiful experiences in these times of great unease...

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  2. Ah, the missus got out for a sail, too! Sweet.

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    1. We had a great morning. Julia took most of these photos and the ones of Beachcomber were taken by Robert deWet and Peter Medling.

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  3. Hi, I just stumbled on your blog while looking at Welsford Navigator builds. I was wondering if you could tell me what kind of boat Beachcomber is?

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    1. Beachcomber was built in the 1860's at Paynesville here in Victoria Australia. She has a gaff cutter rig. I guess she is a design that was never drawn on paper but was built from experience gained probably in GB before the builder came over here. There are more posts about her in this blog. To find them just search the label 'Beachcomber' or use the name in the Major Label list near the top of the right hand margin.
      Thanks for your interest. Rob

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