My usual coaching sessions on monday , tuesday and wednesday also cancelled due to a combination of rain , wind and absolutely filthy water conditions but its all looking good for this weekend with a return to blue skies >
We will be having a teaching session in our canteen this Sunday morning in response to enquiries by parents asking how they can help and it will include training on our coffee machine as its an integral part of its past successes , The training will be carried out by Casey evens who is a fully qualified barista operaator , so thank you Casey for volunteering to help .
8.30 Sunday Juniors :
You guessed it despite the threatening weather we still had 15 keen young sailors sign on for their sunday sailing fix and we soon had a mix of Tera,s and Bic Skiffs rigged and on the beach ready to sail.
Charlie was again in charge of the briefing as he only has a couple of weeks to go before he sits for his full instructors certificate so practice is essential .
The winds were from the n to n/e at around 4/8 knots which really tested our new bic sailors with them all struggling a bit as its the most wind they have ever sailed in Bic so every mistake was punished with collisions and capsizes but that part of the game right guys ! The Tera sailors didnt fair much better either but with a lot of coaching from the shore and powerboat everyone was coming to grips by the end with a lot of smiling but tired sailors returning to shore . The return to shore timing was perfect as the winds picked up to 8/15 knots with some nasty gusts mixed in and considering the average age is 8 it was a good call.
10.30 am Youth Training
With conditions becoming a bit testing we only had two Lasers and one bic out on the water and for linc in the bic for only his second session it was a definite challenge but he did well in winds gusting 16 knots . Ross and Taylah in lasers struggled with the nasty gusts as we had set a course with close reach and broad reach runs . There were lots of roundups and the occassional swim which was all about the mainsheet and how to compensate . We worked hard getting everyone to use more main but the moment they forgot the boat just rounded up with Taylah finally capsizing . Ross was keen on gybes so I coached him through a few and he soon had them down much smoother but still just a bit to hard on mainsheet. Then we had Taylah who picked up a passenger in Charlie yes Charlie and Taylah on a 4.7 rig and yes it was very funny watching him trying to fit under the boom something like a beached whale and their were some comments about greenpeace coming to refloat him ! Abby and I couldnt stop laughing and then you guessed it they capsized and apparently there was a lot of whining but guess who had the mainsheet? yep very funny.
At the first lightning strike that was it back to shore then the rain started pelting down and that was it .
Barrista training sunday the 28th 9.00 am
Easter camps nearly full
CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY 4/4/2021
MID WINTER CUP 26/27 JUNE
CU on the water