On 17-10-2018 at 17:10, Yacht Tenacious Spirit went for a sail to Beachfront.
Bornman N says: “Having thrown down the gauntlet and challenged Spirit of Gaurdial (Spelling sorry Derek), we rigged up and prepared. The verbal sparing and mutual threats of dishing out a solid walloping have been thrown about for months. With war formally declared we mounted up and headed to sea.
I had the privileged of having the esteemed S Wiseman on board. He was on time. Although in shock I took this as a positive sign.
On the pointy stick that tells you where to go was Jan Bornman an old sprog sailor. I was coffee boy and reserve orange peeler. We also picked up a hitch-hiker who’s name defies my poor Afrikaans spelling abilities. He was a handy coffee grinder. The wind was 8.5 to 12 knots. With the wind on the bow, we left port on a Starboard beat. Opting to head out to sea we enjoyed fairly steady breeze. Spirit of G with Derek and minions on board headed for the beach. (I think they stopped for KFC)
We rounded the Bell-buoy at 19:30. Spirit of G having turned back due to apparent descent amongst the crew, something about being fed at a reasonable hour…..
At this point I held a vote and it was decided by me, myself and I that we had won. Sweet Victory in hand we headed back to port.
The wind having completed her task went on supper break. A motor sail saw us back at the harbour and after a brief traffic delay we returned to mooring safe and sound.”
Yacht Tenacious Spirit returned on 17-10-2018 at 21:10 and sailed 11 Nautical Miles.