Monday, October 10, 2011

And They're Racing in the Spring Cup 2011

Hugh raced in his first regatta, 'solo' on the weekend.  He took part in the Green Fleet of the Optis at the Spring Cup on Pittwater, run by the RPAYC.  He finished 4 races and most importantly had a ball.  He improved greatly over the weekend, according to his dad Mark Phillips. So thanks go to Tom, the on course coach for that.   After the regatta, Hugh said he wanted to sail around Scotland Island, which although not part of the racing, was his best performance yet.  Apart from a nose dive due to high winds, which is now part of the Phillip's family folk law, Hugh was wrapped with his performance over the weekend and can't wait for the next Opti regatta.

Mark admitted before they left home, that he was more excited about the regatta than Hugh.  Hugh's main interests currently, are Nerf Guns and Minecraft.  But after this weekend, I think we can safely add sailing to the list.

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1 comment:

  1. Oh boy...wish we were there. My boy's gonna grow up a Frog wimp I'm afraid. But at least he's learning eye-gouging and ball-pulling at Rugby - that's gotta be handy later in life don't you think?