The 8.30 juniors had perfect weather from the south and with blue skies and warm conditions it was a perfect start to the day with the winds around 4 to 6 knots it was perfect conditions for everyone th attempt Charlies challenges while still practicing their sailing skills . Jack and Dean stole the show with the best submarines ( sticking the nose of the boat underwater while sailing ) and also the best capsize with a good mast stuck in the mud episode which had andrew in a biy of a cerfuffle trying to get them up so Ross swam out and helped get them up again then attempted to sail three up with them and even though he has really trimmed down it was just to much for the tera so he had to abandon ship . We even had success with one of our new sailors in Zac who with the help of andrew managed to master solo sailing and looked like a very happy sailor at the end.
Even pack up was good probably because the easter eggs were waiting for everyone !
10.30 am youth training has taken on a bit of a twist with each session starting with some whiteboard work on rules with last sundays topic on start line barging which I think everyone understood especially how to get yourself out of trouble if you are the one at fault. Then it was off to yellow down at runners in around 10 knots of wind which had swung a bit more s/e so it was a good upwind challenge with as usual RToss leading the pack and Taylah Abby Jade , Harvey and Daniel right behind . Everyone was sailing well hat was until Harvey had a big slap over which managed to flip his boom 360 degrees breaking his cunningham strap so that was it for harvey , one good thing about bics is they are easy to de rigg on water and lay the hull across the bow of the safety boat .
Our 1.30 session was only a practice session so a few of the guys rigged up and went for a practice run as did Taylah and Roos who each took crew in Daniel and Jade . The breeze really came in with gusts over twenty knots so there were some wild rides with Dan and Ross going in first then Greg who had a big hi side then the funniest one in Taylah and Jade who capsized on a broad reach and yes stuck the mast in the mud right in front of the club so we could all give them helpful hints on how to get it back up while laughing at their efforts , yes it was very entertaining . Greg said with his swim the wind was so strong it took him several minutes to get the boat up while Dan and Ross who went over again managed to do a two up capsize recovery without getting went , I didnt think the centreboard could handle two people standing it at one time but they managed to successfully right the boat without getting wet again so all in all some good fun.
2021 presentation will be held soon as the trophies are now rerady and I will collect them next Tuesday and dont forget ANZAC DAY is next monday LEST WE FORGET.
CU on the water