8.30 Sunday Juniors :
With the weather absolutely perfect especially after a windy saturday ( 30knots ) and with our solid group of early morning sailors keen to get going even if a couple were woried about their first Bic sail we set everyone off in perect w/n/w winds around 6 knots . There was as usual the occassional collission even with the safety boats but all in all everyone went well and after a few laps tacking only we pushed everyone to do some gybing as it was perfect conditions . The ood person pulled out early due to cold and toilet breaks but generally everyone returned and truly had a great sail .
10.30 Sunday Juniors ;
By the time this group got on the water the winds had increased and become a bit gusty creating a bit of a challenge for the younger ones like Addy when the gusts came through which were a bit sharp in their intensity . Parker was back because as he said the water is getting warmer and had agreat sail even Abby is genuinely improving , must be facing forward and rolling your tacks right abb,s ? We set a course accross the front of the club at first then as we discussed in the classroom earlier we did downwind and closehauled practice . The upwinds were a challenge but everyone gave it their best shot with Abby really giving it a go after a few overpoints early , Addy being the smallest did really struggle even with Caseys guidance but at least sh had a crack .
Open Racing 1.30 pm :
By the time for racing came around the winds had turned more north then n/e so pete and I set the race starting in the deep hole with two laps up to the club then a long lap to the top half of soverign which of course by the time the started that lap the wind had died back and the outgoing tide started to increase making it a tough slog to the top mark . Luckily for everyone Pete said not to obey nav marks otherwise we would all have been out there until dark as it truly was a test . Greg started well and was never headed with Tom only 50 seconds behind after 1.4 hrs racing . Casey had an early shocker against Pat who built a long lead but with a never say die attitude Casey finished less than a minute behind after at one stage being over 5 minutes behind . Charlie pulled out at the start with a jammed main sheet and Declan pulled out late due to feeling crook .
Opps I almost forgot sneaky Steve finished third in the adults . Simone had a great battle with a tweed sailor Kate who came up for the day .
School Holiday sailing camps on mon / tue 18/19 and 25/26 of sept booking essential forms available from club office Note we have also put aside the 28th and 29th which is a thu and fri as a back up in case one of the early camps is cancelled .