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Hi Everyone there is no newsletter this week due to all sailing activities being cancelled last weekend due to strong wind warnings on both saturday and Sunday
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Hi everyone , I hope everyone survived easter and didnt eat too many eater eggs I was certainly tempted but managed to resist but I did take a few home from the club on sunday . Thanks to kelly and claire for organising plenty of easter egg prizes for our 8.30 guys and girls who looked like they were having a ball out there attempting all charlies challenges .
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.
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Hi Everyone , Sorry for being a bit late this week but being easter week its has been hectic with holiday sailing camps then a big organising day yesterday and today completing maintenance on club equipment mainly replacing the metal tray on our truck for an alluminium one yes the old one was getting really rusty .
This weekend as part of Easter celebrations we are going to have some easter fun with plenty of easter eggs as prizes for the best costume and probably some on water antics just to help enjoy the easter break thanks to the mums in the canteen who are organising everything , should be lots of fun!
8.30 juniors was well attended considering the school holidays had started and people were headfing off on holidays . Jack and Dean were back again with Jack again helping our instructors by taking people sailing . Conditions were perfect with light south to south east winds and sunny skies so everyone had a chance to enjoy themselves and learn more . Max was having trouble tacking and also holding the mainsheet and tiller extension at the same time so he came to me for some help and although he hasnt quite mastered it he is getting there ( dont forget the practice with the broom handle and a piece of rope mate !!). Taylah moved the marks as the wind went more east just to keep the reaching course going while charlie and daniel buzzed around the fleet in the yellow boat giving sailing tips as well .
10.30 youth training was a challenge with a course to the green channel marker then over to the yellow at the canal and then back down to the original reaching course from juniors . With our newest open bic sailors in Reece and Harvey joining in the bics that includied Jade and Daniel were soon off around the course with Harvey showing that he learnt heaps about upwind sailing at the states not far behind , Reece sailed well and was much better upwind but still had trouble with the bearaway causing the occassional capsize , but undaunted he was soon bagk up and off again. Taylah has also really improved her upwinds ( no luffing ) and although her gybes are still at bit shaky at least now she isnt capsizing , The winds were around 6/8 knots e/s/e so perfect for the day .
1.30 pm racing was well attended again with twelve boats lining up at the start with the winds a solid 8 knots still e/s/e and an incoming tide most everyone lined up at the pin end for a starboard start well except for the two bics who threaded the fleet on port and actually did well avoiding boats and actually getting a good start mid fleet . The upwinds were a bit of a slog withy the a mark down near runners on the soverign side of the channel and then a couple of returns to the start line which provided some interesting gybes and yes capsizes ( sorry chris I had to mention it !) The top mark proved an extra challenge when Trisha hooked it and sailed off to the beach but thanks to jade telling us we were soon up there and grabbed the buoy and returned it to its place perfectly ???? . Nick was going well against Tom but made a slight blunder by t5hinking they were finishing whiloe in the lead but to be fair he was late and missed the briefing been there and done that myself .Thanks t5o Kelly as well for the great footage that was posted on facebook it looked awesome !
Dont forget everyone Sunday is Easter dress up day plenty of easter egg prizes I might even enter as chocolate is one of my favourite diet foods
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Hi everyone , Well firstly I have to mention our young sailors who made us all very pround last weekend at the open bic states with Jade coming tenth overall and Daniel thirteenth in gold fleet and yes the wer up against some of the best open bic sailors we have ever seen so well done guys ! Our representative in silver fleet in Harvey Brooks who by the way is only 9 came tenth overall and if you ever want an advertisement on never giving up I lost count on saturday on how many tacks he did trying to get to the top mark with at least four knots of current and about four and a half knots of boat speed but what a trooper ! but the best was at the end when he went around not prompted and thanked all the organisers for such a great event and yes he is Nine some adults I have know could take a leaf out of his book.
This Easter we will be open as several people have been already enquiring already with normal activities .
Our sunday morning juniors class was again well attended with perfect sailing conditions with blue skies and light winds allowing everyone to have a great sail . One standout was young Dean who jumped on the Taz yes the Taz and actually came to grips with the size quickly and was soon off sailing around the course . We did start the girls sailing group but we only had a couple of takers but Iam sure it will build over time with a few others a bit nervous about something different , Deans brother Jack also did a great job helping new sailors learn the ropes taking over daniels role while he was away at the states . I should also mention young tanna who is really starting to steer well with nice tacks and straight lines which continued onto this weeks sailing camp now including solo capsizes and recovery so well done mate a future sailor in the making. All the instructors were a bit shattered in the end after spending a full day on the saturday at the STATES and having Harvey , Daniel , Jade and Guy missing we never stopped .
Our Youth group was obviously somewhat depleted with Ross at Hamilton Island ( poor thing ) and jade , Harvey and daniel at the States so it was only Taylah , Abby and our new sailor Joe giving our laser fat buoy a dust off for the first time in ages , we set what looked like a simple course but of course looks can be decieving which the all found out the first time they tried getting to the upwind mark yep you guessed it heaps of outgoing current and just enough wind to get there . Joe really appreciated fat buoy with the turbo kit and light hull rather than an old learner boat while Taylah actually made it look easy with smooth roundings and plenty of speed on the upwinds . Abby decided to practice her falling out backwards technique but always had trouble getting back in the boat probably from all the laughing she did but in between she did sail well .
There was no Open racing on the day so a few of the guys just went for a sail and from all accounts it was a tough sail especially upwind in the channel with just enough wind to beat the current and it looked like it when they got back with a lot of puffing while dragging their boats up the ramp and yep it was hot as well .
Finally how did our holiday sailing camp go well just great with light winds day one and just a bit more day two so that everyone was actually sailing , we had a couple of grandparents watching their grand children who were on holidays from england sailing and steering and couldnt believe we got them that far in two days so well done everyone for your efforts .
Mid Winter Cup 25/26 June
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