Sunday Juniors 8.30 am ;
Yes it was the usual cold start to the day especially around 6am when the temp was 8 degrees but as usual the sun was bright and with clear blue skies it was just a great start to the day . With again a few newbies having their first try at sailing mixing in with a team of regulars we ended up with seventeen sailors on the water reaching across the broadwater in perfect northerly winds . It was awesome seeing everyone out there practicing not only their tacks but also their gybes oh yes Taine fell out again ! and Ava stepped up and sailed the TAZ withe Aspen who actually is louder than Ava but I truly have to congratulate Ava for trying the bigger boat Oh and how did she go at her first Taz sail well she couldnt stop smiling . Thank you to all our regular sailors who with no prompting take out the new sailors for their first sail and show them the ropes and keep them safe .
Sunday Juniors 10.30 ;
With our usual bunch of lasers including declan who has been away for two weeks with the flu plus Addy having her first go in her Bic in 10.30 class we set a reaching course in winds around 6/12 knots so that everyone could not only practice their tacks but also their gybes , it was a bit gusty at times but everyone handled the conditions well although apparently Addy needs a bit more gybing practice according to her instructor Casey but Iam sure she will nail it in the end . Even the birthday girl Abby managed to keep her boat upright must have been letting the main off in the gusts right Abbs ? it sure beats capsizing in the cold water .There is even a rumour that Declan will be transfering to racing very soon well done Dec !
Open Racing 1.30 pm
With the winds settling from the n/e and a nearly full tide Peter and I set a course starting at Runners entry with a windward leeward and triangle course up our channel as far as the clubhouse which really tested the sailors due to knocks and shifts on the course . James bolted at the start with Greg ( back from O/S ) not being able to make any headway at catching him around the course but of course mother nature can be cruel and yes you guessed it on the last lap he sailed into a knock and allowed Greg to catch him with greg sneaking over the line just in front . The Youths was just as competitive with Charlie right there at the start followed by Dallas then Casey and Brendan ( radial ) After rounding the top mark casey managed to overhaul Dallas for the lead which he promptly regained at the bottom mark with a buoy room manouvre but on the next downwind Casey overtook him again and kept the lead until the finish line with Charlie third sailing very well actually probably the fastest I have ever seen him sail in the lighter conditions and Brendan who continues to improve not a very distant fourth .
Club Maintenance day Saturday 19th of August starting at 8.00am maintenance will be on the building , club boats and equipment so if you can spare some time let us know and we will surely be able to keep you all occupied ! There will be a work list available at the club this weekend .
Sunday 20th of August ; Rescue boat crew endorsement , this covers the operation of the safety boats including crew response / duties / safety management and on water recovery drills . These activities are for anyone who is keen to become part of our boat crews and you dont need a lisence to become part of the team so if you think you would like to have a go just let John know in the office .
CU on the water