Saturday 19th August saw our second annual outing with the team down at Hurley Regatta. This is an event that we have decided to invest in, over the next three years and hopefully, we will achieve our goal of fully wireless sound PA, which we can then use on other events, like school sports days and the Burnham Donkey Derby.
Last year the weather was awful, so with this in mind, both Peter and Andrew had spent the week preparing everything to ensure that there were no hiccups. With the weather outlook much better this year, Friday nights load in, was not as bad as was expected
Saturday morning was an early rise, as the team were needed on site by 7:30am, so this was going to be a full on day. After a week of terrible weather, it was good to see the sun was out for us but sadly the ground was a little soft, so appropriate footwear was required.
Set up was needed across three areas, the internal marquee (for prize giving), the external course (for the races) and the arena (for raft building & dog agility) With first race at 8:45am this meant we really needed to get our skates on, so we opted for the external course first, this covers a 400 metre length of the River Thames in Hurley, the only issue we had with set up this year was wind. Each year is a bit of learning curve, last year was rain, this year wind, I wonder what next year will be.
With the course set up, we proceeded to set up the other two areas, and the day set off promptly at 8:45am. We had no technical problems, which we were really pleased about, it goes to show that, the weeks of practice really did help prior to this event.
The last race and presentations were at 5:30pm, after that was breakdown and time to head home, it had been a long day. Unload at the storage unit, we never leave kit in the van, security conscious at Out of this World
So another successful event, thanks to Peter King for his technical skills, this is one event we do need him to help us on.
Sadly after dropping Peter at home, Andrew had to head off to an evening event, no rest for the wicked