Weddings and Funny Powerboats…

Not a lot of sailing over the weekend, as Bristol Mothie Chris Bishop was getting married to Laura Hitchcock on Saturday which meant lots of orange juices – (still not drinking, coming up to 6 years now and juice is getting boring…) plenty of cake, air guitar and entertaining speeches.

Most of the people there were sailors, so Sunday saw dribs and drabs of people arriving at the club with big headaches and not much inclination to go sailing. I got a brief sail in the morning to test a new mods (verdict – good). Alan rocked up with a hangover and the intention of sailing just as I was packing up and heading home.
Earthrace (the round the world record breaking powerboat) is currently parked in Bristol docks so I snapped a few shots while I was on a supply run. They were giving tours around the boat but I had to get back to work. It looks sweet, but is a complete rip-off of a Nigel Irens designed powerboat-tri from the 80’s called Ilan Voyager which held the round Britain powerboat record. They have done some cool styling bits on it though, which is why I thought it deserved a post…

Anyway, off sailing tomorrow afternoon for a bit, before heading to Hayling for some practice on Sunday.