A Report By Alwyn Brunton
After many false starts, the TCMAC Seaplanes event finally happened. Over the past few years this event has been challenged by lack of water at the Tabletop Reserve and, of course, Covid.
The weather for the weekend did not look promising with an 80% chance of up to 15mm of rain forecast. For this reason the planning and promotion was kept to a minimum.
Friday started off fine with a few pilots enjoying fairly good weather up until around 2.30PM when the weather changed. Saturday saw challenging conditions with whitecaps on the water and a few unfortunate incidents mainly due to the weather conditions. A fierce storm blew up on Saturday evening.
Things fortunately changed for the better on Sunday. The weather was perfect and the weir was very calm and the water was smooth all day. Some light cloud cover toned down the heat and the conditions were very pleasant.
Thank you to those who contributed to the weekend and we can only hope for a bigger and better event next year