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Venice Velaraid 2014

Started by Martin, July 28, 2014, 06:17:42 PM

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Wonderful week in Venice in early June. Not much wind this year but as always the hosts were lovely. Here are some photos:-


Sorry! Haven't learn't how to post more than one photo at a time. Here goes again!
The following is the Raid video which gives a flavour of the event. If you are very hawk eyed you can get a glimpse of Winkle (and a grey haired old man).


Sorry again! (Two of the same photo). Here are a couple more -then I'll go away!
Molly in the foreground of the first photo is a lovely replica Whale boat sailed (and rowed) by a delightful crew from Henley. This is about as close as I ever got to her as she is very fast.
On returning home I decided to make a lifting rudder as I am fed up with running aground. I don't know about anyone else but Winkle runs aground ruddder and stern first, so it is extremely difficult to get off single handed. New rudder is just about finished so I will post a photo in the relevant place.


Hi Martin,
I was looking for any info on line about the Velaraid this year and cannot find any. I t was mooted as one of our possible sailing destinations this coming summer. Do you have any news??


Hi Gwilym.
They only do the full Velaraid every other year, so the next one is in 2016. I try and do the Semaine du Golfe in Morbihan in the intervening year - See you there?