The wind was so slow on the weekend I think it affected me in writing this weeks Newsletter.
Sunday Juniors 8.30 class;
As I just mentioned there was very little wind for the first session but at least the tide was high and not much run. We had sixteen budding sailors out there even a couple we havn't seen for a while in Taylah and Sienna 2 who as usual kept us entertained with their usual falling out of boats and capsizing. I continue to be impressed by some of our other juniors who are really doing well and should progress to 10.30 class soon. A special pat on the back to Henry who took his friend out for his first sail and after a few early slipups started steering like a pro, I think there was even a couple of capsizes thrown in for good measure. At the end of the session nearly everyone capsized just to have some fun and escape the heat.
Sunday Juniors 10.30 class;
Again we had a good turnout with at least some wind but an ever increasing tide which made the course difficult. After a tryout on Saturday we put Mat and Max in Bics so that they can hopefully progress up to racing which is their goal, even Dad has brought a laser and he says we will see him out racing soon. We did try a race but conditions were so slow that we shortened it and went for a sail down past the canal just to find more wind. Things then went from bad to worse with everyone struggling to get back to the club even us in the yellow boat especially after Charlie again kicked the fuel hose off the tank again!
Open Bic and Lasers:
Most of the laser fleet stayed away because of the conditions which had deteriorated to rain so we put the Bics and the lasers (3) together with the laser set to do four laps and the Bics one and a half. In the lasers Andy and Roger managed to drift away from Steve and actually managed to complete two legs before Aidan and I shortened the course, otherwise we would have been out the till 7pm! yes it was that slow. In the Bics Dallas and Patrick drifted out in front of Mark (Tera) and Charlie and Luka. I even gave Mark a tow just so he could catch up seeing he was in the slowest boat but as soon as I turned away the wind dropped out on him again and away he went south again, at least he had company with Charlie and Luka. After shortening their course also they all managed to drift through the finish line so at least well done for trying boys.
Dallas, Charlie and Dylan (if he doesn’t fall off the swing again! are off to Ballina to race against the Ballina Bic fleet so good luck boys!!!
Yes you guessed it after we shortened the course and everyone struggled home the wind came in around 5 knots, just typical!
Sunday 6th April is the club Marathon so lets hope we get some wind .
Things to remember:
- Volunteers needed for the Bunnings Barbeque on Easter Saturday just check with John at the club orf just put your details on the notice board list.
- Mid winter cup we are looking for volunteers to help us look after all the competitors and their families plus our own people so if you can spare some time over the three days just contact me at the club. All help will be greatly appreciated
- We are also looking for volunteers for our new canteen, the canteen needs volunteers who can spare a bit of time on a Sunday to help out. If you havnt got the spare time perhaps you would like to donate items to sell at the canteen as all products sold are presently donated by members and families . Dont forget every little bit helps your club. If you think you might be able to help in some way just check in at the canteen on Sunday.
- Holiday Sailing Camps 7/8 and 14 / 15 April
Cu all on the water
Paradise Point Sailing Club
Gold Coast Qld 4216
Mob 0407 145397