I think I counted 15, yes, 15 boats on the water at one stage with members and new sailors on board cruising up and down the Broadwater with smiles and laughter everywhere. It is by far the best year since we started this event three years ago with our sign on numbers for the day almost doubling from last year. Thanks to Roscoe from Brisbane Cats who at times looked like an overloaded Manly ferry on his Nacra we managed to show even more people the fun of sailing. I believe there will be a few photos on our webpage as well.
Chris from the Hospital Foundation was blown away by the whole event, he told me that he had only expected a small showing on the day and the numbers plus with member volunteers out on boats talking to people on the shore and handing out flyers was just amazing.
We haven't as yet finalised the total amount raised as I am waiting for Chris to add his donations but it is looking like we managed to raise almost double last years amount ($400.00). This money goes towards those in need in hospital and as Chris said every bit helps by the equipment needed to help provide the best care possible.
The Club Christmas party was also bigger and better than last year with double the numbers from the previous year and as usual Pieters ham was a great success with absolutely no meat left at the end, a special thanks also to everyone who brought the extras along which all in all made for a fun afternoon.
2014 will be our biggest year yet with many projects listed for the year including the Open Bic Championships, River Series, Laser Traveller Series and lets not forget the Pan Pacific Masters Games in November. We will also be expanding the opportunities for our young sailors with plans in the pipeline to offer more training both individual and crewed plus the opportunity for more Juniors to go racing.
Finally thank you to all the volunteers both Adult and Juniors who show up on weekends, maintenance days and at our fundraisers because without you people the club wouldn’t be successful and continue to grow every year.
This club was started over six years ago as an idea by a group of people who wanted to offer sport to both families, Children and the general public at a low cost and within a family atmosphere and provide support to everyone who had the desire to gain a personal level of fitness while learning a new sport and I myself believe that we are attaining these original goals. It is only through hard work and dedication to these goals that the club has reached its present level of success and lets hope the future is just as successful .
PS ; for those who know the original we now have a new Jasmine !how do I know she tried to run me over in a laser yesterday , see I told you that you would get a mention Jasmine .
Have A Happy and Safe Christmas everyone
President? Sailing manager