We have just finished with two schools and as of next week we have more schools starting with some running for a whole week each.
The new sailing committee is hard at work working not only on this year but also events already booked next year. After speaking with Bevan at Open Bic he has confirmed that we will be hosting the Midwinter Cup and possibly the states in early July 2014 , don’t forget we still have a round of the Laser traveller series and our own Open Bic River series as well and possibly at least one more major event in the pipeline so the committee certainly have a busy 12 months ahead .
Sunday Juniors 8.30 class; Due to strong winds early Juniors was cancelled but a couple of boats still went out and tested the conditions which actually slowed down as the session went on.
Taylah and Sienna and Lachy went out in one boat and spencer captained the other boat, there were a few wild moments and a couple of capsizes but all in all everyone went well.
Sunday Juniors 10.30 class; By 10.30 conditions had settled quite drastically although it didn’t look like it but as soon as everyone got out there they were quickly getting around the course which included a very good broad reach then some upwind. I couldn’t single out anyone on the day as a stand out because they all stood out and sailed under instruction well.
We again had a few races around the buoys which I think everyone like despite a few wild dismounts at the end.
Open Bic Training ; Conditions looked to be returning to early in the morning but again once we tested the wind strength with the anometer it averaged 9 knots not 25.4 knots that Sienna read, yep she read the temperature. We set up triangles with off the beach starts which everyone came to grips with quickly and developed into some very close racing. The stand out was Charlie B who despite being down the end of the fleet consistently by far sailed the up winds the best with really good hiking out he just had a few mistakes around the buoys.
Everyone is sailing better each week now all we have to do is either stop Dylan and Sienna singing or at least get the sing in harmony, seriously guys it was awful !!!
Club Racing; Despite good conditions we only had a small fleet out there but with shifty conditions and lots of tide and lets not forget the drifting mark? it was an interesting race with naturally the lighter people finishing up the front . Conditions were good at the start but when everyone went up the Sovereign channel the winds lightened out so it was a struggle to get around the track.
Saturday sailing; Michelle and I went out on Saturday in winds around twenty knots and Michelle in a Radial, the broad reaches were fast so much so that Michelle nearly fell out the back under acceleration (see I told you the radial was more fun )
Dont forget everyone that the Try sailing / Fund raiser and club xmas party is on Sunday the 15th December the flyer should be out soon .
C U on the water
Paradise Point Sailing Club
Gold Coast Qld 4216
Mob 0407 145397