Well another eventful week for Paradise Point Sailing Club , Firstly we now have a club sailing committee who are being tasked with helping to co ordinate club events , input into Junior Training, seek sponsors and when visiting other clubs work with those clubs to create a interaction between P.P.S.C. and interested clubs.
The Committee is ;
The committee and management are presently looking at Events such as Try sailing day/Fundraiser and Club Xmas Party on the 15th of December, NSW States in January, Laser Traveller Series in March, Midwinter cup in June and possibly other Events on the sailing Calendar.
Junior Sailing 8.30 am;
The Junior sailing had a great turnout at 8.30 with 14 budding sailors trying out their skills in light winds of around 6 knots, a couple of dad's volunteered to help Aidan on the rescue boat while Eden's Dad and I took a Tera each to show the kids how its done. As usual I ended up with sore knees as I have to kneel in the boats to sail. It was a lot of fun especially running into Sienna's boat with Lachy and Taylah (the screamer) on board .
Sunday Juniors 10.30 am;
With a group seven in the session and winds around 8knots from the SE we decided to try off the beach racing which proved popular with everyone, there was a few crashes especially with India who seemed to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and was taken out in several races. This format is great as it teaches the kids to become more efficient in both tacking and gybing and general speed. Everyone came back at the end of the session absolutely grinning.
Open Bic 1.30 ;
Firstly I have to tell a tale of three intrepid sailors who went out on Saturday (weather forecast said dropping after lunch to 10knots ???) in the Open Bic,s for a training session with me. It all started well with Sienna just being a bit conservative and Dylan ( CT ) and Luka going for it especially Dylan who had some awesome broad reaches but then mother nature who hadn’t obviously read the forecast started getting windier and windier ending at gusts around 27knots. This of course sent everyone upside down as boats nosedived and some seawater was swallowed, the boys capsized plenty but Sienna only once due to the rudder falling off !!! It was certainly wild so well done to you all.
We had a couple of new people in the BICs on Sunday with Mark and Patrick deciding to give racing a go with Patrick coming out on top in a Tera with the others hot on his heels. Aidan (trainer) told me that the all had a bit of trouble with tide at first but then started to navigate the race course with relative ease. I should point out that Aidan volunteers for this session and all day at the club so thank you Aidan your help is greatly appreciated.
With only a small fleet of lasers but a big fleet of windsurfers we had some good racing in winds starting at around 12/14 knots but dropping toward the end of race two to around 6/9 knots with Roger coming out on top. There was talk of adding a couple of besser bricks to both Rogers boat (because he's too light) and some mumbling about doing the same to Andrews as well .
The windsurfers were awesome with their speed and agility on the water, they certainly gave our resident windsurfers Paul and Toni some strong competition. I was told by Brendan that amongst the fleet were X world champs and national champs , it certainly showed on the water and it kept Ted and I enthralled as they battled each other for the best position.
Thanks everyone for readying the newsletter this week
CU on the water
Paradise Point Sailing Club
Gold Coast Qld 4216
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