BWL returned to Tauranga and participated in the TGA 10 Up Regatta Saturday 28 October at Lake Tauriko. The team travelled down Friday night and awoke Saturday morning to an extremely wet day.
Oh well, it’s a water sport so let just get on with it was the cry. Luckily on arrival at the lake the rain had stopped and the base was duly established in the dry. So in between the rain we raced in the heats and although no times were recorded the team did well as well as working on perfecting the new start plan.
The BC final was again hard fought and resulted in a third place but it was extremely close. The flower ceremony was a moving tribute to our dear Bridget as we all remembered her and how we are all missing her.
Prize giving was held at the lake and in an effort to stay dry we marched the tent across the grass to be at the front row and luckily again the rain stopped as we packed down.
We returned to the motel for a well-deserved shower/bath, changed into dry clothes and enjoyed an evening of socialising with drinks & nibbles at the motels and then hit Cobb & Co for a team dinner. Sunday morning dawned wet again and we all headed back to Auckland as it was too wet to do anything else.
Although the weather was a dampener, it was great to be back in Tauranga and to enjoy a weekend together.