8.30 am Sunday Juniors , After a two week break we thought we would probably get quite a few juniors for this session but I definitely didnt expect 25 junior and first timers in the early session . With the winds swinging n/e to s/e around 4 knots and blue skies and even bluer water it was a perfect morning for everyone to work on their skills . We even had our latest boat a topper taz out with young Kyle really sailing it well . To be honest it was a truly perfect sailing morning for everyone .
10.30 Sunday Juniors ; We started this class with a bit of theory and knots ( figure 8 and bowline ) and you guessed it everyone struggled with the bowline but the deal was no sailing until you completed the knot . Yes there was whinging but as usual we ignored it and surprisingly everyone finally got it right .
The winds still moved around but in the end it went s/e and we set everyone a upwind and broad reaching course which everyone did very well at especially Brendan , Cody , Pat and Jess with everyone else not far behind . Great work everyone !
Club Racing ; With the winds settling into the s/e Peter decided on triangles and windward leeward courses but only short courses due to the barely enough wind conditions . The starts were exciting with a short line and everyone keen to get away the was a bit of yelling and confusion which always makes for a good start . Tom slowly pulled away in both races ( he is really sailing well ) and no one had an answer for his general course speed .
The interesting race was between Casey and Dallas with Casey winning the first and Dallas the second which was mainly due to me setting Casey up for a port start which was a bit tight and she faultered right on the line otherwise she would have had everyone , it will just take practice . Even Pat sailed well considering his old sail I think its time for a new sail on his boat !
Coming up ;
Last Club race on the 4th of december which will be a marathon
Try Sailing Fundraiser Sunday the 11th of december 8am to 1pm
2016 Club Christmas Party Sunday the 11th of December starting at 4.00 pm at Paradise Point Bowls Club booking essential
First School Holiday sailing Camp Mon12th /Tue 13th dec
Adult Learn to Sail Course ( 3 sessions ) Starting Saturday 16th of Nov at 8am booking essential