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International Canoe Week at Stone Sailing Club - Day 3

by G Caldwell 27 Jun 2018 21:57 PDT 25-27 June 2018

'Are friends electric?'

As 'Cars' arrived throughout the morning with helms attending the Nationals (starting Thursday), 'Down in the (boat) Park' the 'Emotion' was high as rigging commenced in an increasing breeze for day three of Canoe Week. First to launch into a strong tide, Perham was heard to shout 'Me! I Disconnect From You' as his IC decided it was better off without its helm.

In the strong breeze and tide, it was a credit to the 'Devotion' of the fleet that all started on the button. Getting inshore was paramount, and it was 'A Question of Faith' to how far into the shallows you went.

From start to finish, really close racing was evident throughout the fleet. Robin was again 'Devious' and won. Mike and myself were close enough throughout to enjoy a 'Conversation', and Tony Marston nearly achieved his 'Desire' in beating John Ellis.

With the influx of new helms for tomorrow, 'I Wonder' if the order will be different.

Wendy again was our accommodating OD, with Gary Numan providing some inspiration.

Day Three Race Results: (top five)

1. Robin Wood
2. Mike Fenwick
3. Gareth Caldwell
4. Steve Clarke
5. Rob Bell

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