Junior Fortnight Week 2 Report
Published 18:04 on 5 Aug 2021
The British weather continues to throw a bit of everything at Junior Fortnight and, thankfully, COVID has not defeated us and we keep going safely. Monday and today have been our most reliable days for racing where Tuesday and Wednesday were mostly abandoned due to a lack of wind. Heavy winds come in again tonight and threaten to disrupt our last day tomorrow. What do Mirror sailors do when racing is abandoned for lack of wind? They have an impromptu slippery pole and "sink an oppie" competition of course! Lot's of noise!
We are running a Supercup for the 420s and Lasers today. We hope to do the same for the Feva XLs if the weather behaves.
Last Thursday evening Patrick and Susie Green very kindly lent their cricket ground for a very successful games evening which was attended by160 competitors and enthusiastically run by the new Transit Commitee and parents.
Last Friday our Commodore awarded the week one prizes and this was followed by the much anticipated "When the ship went down" parent party sponsored by Salcombe Gin and ChalkStream Trout. A great evening was had by all with some amazing outfits.
The competitors did an orienteering event around the village on Monday afternoon, Wipe Out on Tuesday and had magic shows by past competitor, Bertie Pearce. Elizabeth Pattison and family ran Junk Modelling at the club yesterday, this is always very popular with the younger competitors. The club came alive again in the evening sunshine with the beautiful sound of steel drums for a Caribbean themed night after informal parent racing off the club. Everyone is looking forward to Talent Night tonight and the club has been buzzing with lots of rehearsing.
Chef Danny continues to turn out seemingly endless quantities of delicious food. He is a superstar.
Following the visit from Freddie Carr (from Team Ineos UK) ISC featured last week in an excellent piece on BBC South Today, click download below to view.
James Leaver and Harriet Patterson
Last updated 13:43 on 1 August 2022