Intriigue out on the water at the Pleiades Cup.
Intriigue out on the water at the Pleiades Cup.

Sailors set out in light breeze for Pleiades Cup

MEMBERS of the Port Curtis Sailing Club recently enjoyed our 14th Annual Pleiades Cup weekend sponsored by Helen Joseph and family.

ALL HANDS ON DECK: Pleiades had a cast of many at the Pleiades Cup.
ALL HANDS ON DECK: Pleiades had a cast of many at the Pleiades Cup. Contributed

The sail down to Colosseum Inlet was a brisk but pleasant sail into a light south-easterly breeze, with Pleiades and No Problem setting off on the appointed time of 9am, leaving Intriigue and Doctor's Orders still tied to the club pontoon.

The only excuse offered was "we had to wait for the tide", but I am more inclined to think it was the late night beforehand!

Upon arrival at the Joseph family retreat Andrew Joseph gathered the keen and competitive and organised a short race within the inlet; made up of three multi-hulls and Pleiades it was a stretch to put the weekend papers aside, up anchor No Problem and join the start.

We did manage to qualify for the notorious yabby pump award for the bow of the boat crossing the start line with engines running, and the stern in sailing mode by the time it crossed the line!

Doctor's Orders took out the winner's trophy, Intriigue should have an award for flying a spinnaker both upwind and downwind and Dirk had the prettiest boat there.

Once again the Joseph clan offered us exceptional hospitality, coupled with beautiful and highly original pizzas.

My personal favourite was the banana, prawn and chilli, make it again next year please!

Thankyou Helen, Marion Paul, Andrew and Stacey and your crew of assistants for inviting us back each year!

This event is one that we look forward to each winter.

Dirk Beyer in Sachsonia.
Dirk Beyer in Sachsonia.


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