LAUNCHED!

It was a great day on May 23, 2015 when we launched Ragna the Gartside Riff that was built by our club with Arnt Arntzen as lead boat builder and lots of help from our members.  It is a cedar strip with epoxy and fibreglass hull.  The sail was constructed in a workshop with our members and lead by Bob Ennenberg.

We had a professional photographer Gaetan Nerincx at the launch and his lovely pictures can be seen at Gaetan’s photos

 Here are the plans for the Riff

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The launch was well attended with members and visitors.

P1330604             rigging the sail

P1330612          CBC French TV came down to cover the story

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Photo by Tom Arntzen

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    She is named after Arnt’s Norwegian grandmother.

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the sail is rigged and up….come on wind!

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Ed and Louise came down in the boat he built to help with the festivities.

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you can’t fault tidy ropes
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Gerry explaining how the Riff is constructed our visitors
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stern of the boat and the rudder
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Bob Ennenberg with the sail

P1330635                   Arnt thanking the Maritime Museum, OLAS board and

               members and all the visitors who came by today.

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first time in the water
Arnt giving the victory cheer!
Arnt giving the victory cheer!
Bob and Arnt going for the first sail
Bob and Arnt going for the first sail

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wind is light but she is sailing
wind is light but she is sailing
our youngest visitor at 3 years old going for his first sail
our youngest visitor at 3 years old going for his first sail

Daniel Friesen

members are using her … photo by Daniel Friesen

even the flower boxes were excited and in full bloom...great day everyone!
even the flower boxes were excited and in full bloom…great day everyone!

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