Pilgrim Sailing's first Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week and it certainly won't be the last. We had core crew of four - Paul, Clare, Micko and Sandy with extras joining us along the week either for the day or those who got hooked kept coming back for more...Ken!!
The racing was great fun and competitive mainly around Cleveland Bay with the Round the Island Race on Saturday was, of course, the day with the least wind!
MIRW is a stark contrast to Hamilton Island Race Week in its relaxed and easy feel. All the accommodation, boats and Race HQ are a stones throw apart.
WE LOVED Magnetic Island Race Week and will be back next year with bells on for the 10th annual regatta! Who's coming with us?
From 15th - 22nd August Pilgrim race at Hamilton Island Race Week. The crew were Paul Ley, Clare Ley, Matt Wenke (tactician), Chris Brooks, Dave Hodgson, Liz Blackford, Sandy Garrie, Michael Sugg, Ben Feeney, John Dooley, Nick Atwell and Christian Becerra with a few guest appearances along the way.
It was a great race week - plenty of breeze to test the crew and plenty of Tamburlaine wine to get the party going after the race.
Layday was a chill out day with hammocks, bubbles and a visit to our neighbour the Police Boat for a tour!
Overall we came mid fleet which was a respectable result based on all the super new carbon "cruisers" around us!
We'll be back next year...!