Launching the Safety Boat, Tingira Boat Club
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
1000 mm x 400 mm
To make the training day safe for the new sailors there must be a safety boat. If the wind comes up on the bay, they will need it. The safety Boat has a crew of very experienced club members on board.
This is the fifth in a series of eight landscapes dealing with sailing at Tingira Boat Club, on Macleay Island. The days, which have three races, are for those people learning to sail. More experienced mentors, from the club, help the beginners. I wanted to include as many figures as I could as these mornings are all about the people, boats and having fun. You can see the big island, Australia, in the distance. Coochiemudlo Island also features.