8.30 am Sunday Juniors ;
As it usually is nearly every Sunday we had a few new sailors trying out for the first time and trying to figure out what all these other kids are doing . With the help of Dallas , Casey and Charlie both sailing and crewing the safety boats we set of with a group of 17 sailors in w/n/w winds around 4/6 knots . It was perfect conditions to set a long course across the water in front of the club so that everyone could get a long stretch to both steer and crew . Even the first timers had a go under the watchful eye of their Instructors even if it was only for a short burst .
Generally everyone performed well even when the wind lifted to around 5/8 knots and became a bit gusty , it is truly amazing seeing people like Taine , Charlie , Mason , Ava , Addy and Hado just quickly adjusting to the change in conditions and start ripping around the course .
10.30 am Sunday Juniors ;
With the winds building from the west with the occassional south then north shift at around 8 knots with gusts up to 15 knots which at times were quite vicious our group of Bic and Laser sailors really did excell themselves starting with Cody who despite 6 capsizes ( in board shorts !!!) kept getting his laser up and going again , I have to say great effort mate
Hado being so small just didnt have the weight or strength and Dallas jumped in and sailed the Bic to shore , Kaled had the same difficulties and finally went back in after about 45 minutes but Jonah and Alex just revelled in the conditions with plenty of hiking out and speed reaches . There were definitely a couple of grinning boys back on shore at the end how just had a great time Alex even let the main sheet out faster resulting in a lot more control and speed right Alex?
Open Racing 1.30 pm ;
With only a small group of sailors mainly our 4.7 sailors plus Ben who was having a loan of my laser and winds out of the N/E at around 8/10 KNOTS with an outgoing tide it was still a hotly contested start with both Charlie and Dallas over early and having to dip back but Casey and Brendan and Ben getting a clear start . It was soon evident that First place would be between Casey and Dallas who swapped the lead and generally chased each other around the course which was both in our channel and the soverign channel with Dallas just pipping Casey at the finish with Ben third in a radila followed by Charlie the Brendan who continues to improve each week well except for sailing straight onto the sand back and then falling out twice ! at least it was after the finish.
Volunteers ; Thanks again to Trina and Loraine for running the canteen without you generous donation of your time we wouldnt be able to offer those jam danish,s and coffee and apparently the apple juice poppers were a great hit as well
Are we still looking for volunteers ? HELL YES so if you can spare an hour or so just let the girls in the canteen know .
Club Membership ; Great to see all the applications for Junior associate members of the club being presented on Sunday it really does show support for your sailing club .
CU on the water