Saturday 30th November saw the Combined Sail and Power Christmas Party at the RQ beach.
It was a huge event with 52 sail cruisers and 56 power cruisers booked for the huge spit roast – plus others who turned up to socialise.
We erected three large marquees – which was just enough for everyone!
There was much debate about the wind, sail area, displacement and structural integrity during the erection of these marquees. The decision was made to bind them together to add reinforcement. Running repairs and gaffa tape also assisted in the process. Ballast was provided with sand bags and two buckets of avocados (Thanks Tim)!
There was a 45kg spit roast pork, roast beef and roast lamb plus apple sauce, roast veggies and gravy.
If you still had room you could have pavlova with cream and berries and / or, Plum Pudding or Bread and Butter Pudding with cream and ice cream.
The wind eventually settled, the storm passed and we had a wonderfully warm evening.
I think the organisers set a very high standard that will be hard to top next year!
Thanks to the committee and organisers: Greg Denton, Peter Watkins, Ian and Dawn Threlfall, Trish Brewer, John and Merija Higgins, Peter Shepherd, Pip Fenwick, Wayne Rashleigh, and RQYS for their assistance and contributions. Plus the many helpers with the clean up that night and the following morning.
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