Rival Owners Association


 ROA Spring 2002 Folly Meet

This year the weather was not quite so kind to us, blowing up to 30knots from the south west.  Fortunately the wind abated somewhat for the evening and it allowed us to have our traditional pontoon party.  About 13 boats and 40 people still made it with Barry Thunder and crew doing us proud with the catering.  Well done and a big thankyou from us all.  It was particuilarely nice to welcome quite a few new Rival owners this year. Sunday started out sunny so we had a short informal race between "Salamis" and "Preshaw Dreamer", with the normal pre race banter between the rival crews.  Salamis suffered a mainsheet gear failure within 10 minutes of the start, allowing Preshaw Dreamer the better start, which she maintained throughout the race.  Here are few pictures of the event.