Our one and only holiday sailing camp has had the dates changed to the 26th-27th tuesday / wednesday as the instructors only return on the monday so if you were thinking of signing up for the camp just remember its tuesday - wednesday these holidays
8.30 am Sunday Juniors
We had our usual group of early sailors sign on and boats rigged early then we showed them the rigg changes they had to make as the conditions were probably the windiest that they have experienced in their sailing so far with winds coming from the S/E at around 8 knots with an occasional gust of 12 knots . Charlie set a close course at first as everyone was a bit nervous not having experienced that much wind before and the speed associated with the wind . After some innitial trepidation and pep talks from me back on the shore we slowly got everyone going so charlie and I started to stretch the course out towards ephriam giving everyone more time to trim sails mainly to stop everyone from stalling out in tacks by not having enough sail on and loosing boat speed in the tacks causing the odd boat to drift backwards toward the pontoon but charlie and taylah were soon there telling that famous saying of mine yep rudder in the middle and pull the sail on ! works every time . We didnt put Kirra in the bic again like the previous week because of the higher wind speeds so she was back in the Tera with the boys and you guessed in no gybes !
10.30 am Youth Training .
Firstly I have to wish Zach and quick recovery as he is in hospital with a neck complaint and we will hopefully see him back soon so it was only The wetsuit twins Ollie Jack and Tj out there rigging boats to suit the winds which were then up around 10/ 14 knots e/s/e with an occasional gust up around 16 knots . We had a good talk about conditions and as most of the team are only new to the training group we banned gybes as it was just a bit too windy at the marks and if we tried gybes charlie and Taylah would have had a busy time with multiple capsizes . Ollie actually took a friend out and did well despite the strong winds especially with the extra weight and he even tacked facing forward which means my little discussion with him the week before must have sunk in as he really struggled in the previous weeks course so well done mate . The wetsuit twins ( Leila and Halle ) both sailed well with good boat speed and great tacking actually at one stage Halle was plaining when she caught a big gust which looked awesome especially the look of shock as she surfed down the wave face . There were two capsizes one was Ollie and his crew yep accidentally gybed and Halle who had the distinction of actually breaking her carbon mast but to be honest it was ten years old and paper thin at the goose neck but dont worry Halle the new one is on its way!
1.30 pm Open Racing
The next race for the open group is this sunday the 17th
Club junior holiday sailing camp 26/27 sept
Club Xmas Party 17/12/23
First Xmas holiday camp 18/19 dec 2023
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