The Gorman Goblet was donated by John and Di Gorman as they felt it was the only way they could win a trophy. The handicap system is quite intricate but involves black bandannas, shirts and shorts and extra handicaps for remaining married after the race
Gorman Goblet - 27th October 2013
John & Di Gorman were joint OOD for the Gorman Goblet Cup.
The race rules :-
- Must be male and female in boat.
- Normal personal and boat h'cap PLUS extra point for each of the following
- Married to each other...at the end of race.
- Wearing predominantly black clothes.
- At least 1 person wearing a bandana.
Di and John Gorman gave us all a nice treat and a great race with 22 boats on the water and 9 boats in the Gorman Goblet race - all participants still married after the race.
The southerly breeze resulted in 4 capsizes! Duncan & Gail beat us all in grand style with Thibaut & Gabriela one minute after on corrected time.
In the Fleet race Ernst was first in his Laser with Chandima & Rohith second.
Thank you very much John & Di - hope to see you again at the next Gorman Goblet.
Also a big thank you to Duncan for bringing the club back to the right 1969 settings with the Woodstock movie.
Last but not least - thank you to the ladies of the club who prepared a very tasty Curry Lunch for us.