The Yachtsman 2017-2018 RPAYC Yachtsman 2016-2017 - Page 85

While the weather continued to show its presence, the spirit and meaning of Invictus shone through as everyone talked through what a great day they had. Veterans and their families conveyed their gratitude for all the Club has done to assist the veterans with one veteran’s wife commenting to the Commodore, “this program has helped him heal. The only time his mind is quiet is when he is sailing”. day. No amount of rain could dampen the spirits of everyone here and I just can’t wait until October next year! Prince Harry seemed like a really nice bloke. He has a military background and founded the Invictus Games so I have a lot of respect for that,” said Tom Spithill, who was also announced as a technical sailing advisor to the 2018 Games. We now look forward to the preparations ahead for the 2018 Invictus Games which is sure to be another proud moment in RPAYC history. spectators with a great viewing platform, not to mention a handy refuge for those on support ribs to take a moment to warm up. One of the Club’s Elliott 7s was proudly displayed at the Overseas Passenger Terminal for visitors to view, conveying to those on land that sailing would be the new sport for Invictus 2018. The other six were all part of the sailing demonstration, crewed by veterans and each accompanied by an RPAYC member which included; Commodore Ian Audsley, Integrated disAbled Sailing (IdS) Board of Governors representative Norm Weaver, William Sherman, Nial Powers and Rod Walton. Also in support ribs were members Simon Grosser, Jim Bullough and Geoff Sherman. The fleet racing kicked off just after 12.30pm and there was plenty of wind, plenty of Sydney icons and plenty of passion with some close racing in Farm Cove. Prince Harry made his way out to greet the fleet at around 1.30pm as th չȁɽѡɽ՝́ѡ՝չ)́ɥم݅ѕȸ!́݅ѼQMѡe)ɥЁݡɔݥѠQ䁅ٕѕɅ٥)MمMȁ=ͅȤեɥЁѡ)ɽɅѡЁIAe ́ոȁٕѕɅ̸U镐)ѡ܁ѥɅQAɥѡ́݅)ٕȁѼхѼɕ́ѡȁ́ݡѽ)ЁЁɅѼѡ)ѡ䁡ٔɕٕɽѥѥѡIAe )Mȁ=ͅɽɅѕȀԴѕ́Ё)݅ѕȰAɥ!䁵́݅䁉Ѽ͡ɔM)ѕȁAɥ!䁱аɅ݅́ՔѼѡ)ѡɕЁѹɥ̸)5ɔѡѥѽ́ɽѥ́ݥ)єɕЁѥٔ́M呹䁙ɽ(܁=ѽȁกQIAe e IMeL)ݥ䁄Ёѥѡͅ)ѡ̸Qٕ́ݥхɽ́ɕѕ)M呹䰁ՑM呹=Aɬ)ɽչM呹!ɉȸ)ȁѡȁɵѥ͔٥ͥ)ܹ٥͝๽ɜ)IAe QMѡ́ݽɭѥɕͱݥѠ)́ Ջéٽչѕٕ́ȁѡЁݼ啅ٕ́)ͅɽɅȁٕѕɅ́ѡɽ՝Mȁ=)Ёѡ Ջé݅ɐݥ%LAɽɅ=ٕȀ)ٕѕɅ́ٔхЁѡɽɅхѥѡ)ɕхѥЁѡ݅ѕȁѥѥ)͕ѕݽɬЁѕ͡+q%ӊéɕ݅ɑɥ٥Ё)ɕȁѼѡչéٕѕɅ́ЁɅ)ͅA݅ѕȸQ́ٔ)ѕɕ䁡Ёݡ͕́Ёɽ)ЁݥɕЁѼ͡܁ȁٕ́ݡ)ѡ Ո́Ѽչѡ%٥́̇tM)QMѡ)Q ՋéЁ͠ݥѠɽ共݅́ݡ!e)ɅѡȰAɥAѡչѥѽ)Չ͔ก ɔ%Ցͱ䁍ѕ+qQ́́ѡȁݽəհɽՐЁ)ȁ Ջéѽ丁]ɔɕѱ䁍Ʌѥ)Mեѕ啅ȁɔѥհѡЁ)ѡɽ兰ݥЁȁ٥хѥѼ)Ʌєѡ䁱ѕȁѡ́啅ȇt) ѡȁQMѡձeЁɕٔѡ)͵ɽ́ݡͭЁѡɅѥ)ЁɅЁɑѕЁѼѥ)ѼЁAɥ!七q%ӊéЁ饹Q)ѡٽչѕ̰ѡٕѕɅ̸%ӊé)e PM58(