8.30 am Sunday Juniors
As I have already mentioned we had a morning of Open Bic only so there were a few nervous sailors learning how to rig Bic,s which are totally different to the Tera but we soon had everyone ready and after a short briefing we had everyone ready for their first group session . Originally the winds were from the s/w but as soon as the guys set the course you guessed it it moved s/s/e at around 5 knots so a quick reset was needed then away they all went . Things were slow at first except for harvey and reece who just cruised around the course tacking and gybing with especially Harvey showing some really smooth sailing skills while our newer bic sailors slowly got up to speed which is what you need in the Bic so remember everyone when you think the sail is set just pull it on another 100 mil and as charlie says sit your but on the black stuff and away you will go . There were a few hairy moments in the gybes especially one of Grace,s gybes where the boom fell off ( didnt have the vang on enough ) so a quick return to shore was needed where the pit crew ( daniel , Jade and me ) did a quick fix and she was soon back out there . It was obvious by all the smiling faces that they all had a great time and it looked great from the shore .
10.30 am Youth Training
As usual we had some discussions about the rules we have been going over lately then we set off for training starting with round and round the safety boat which we normally do one on one but as there were only 5 boats training we decided it would be perfect practice for start line manouveres . . This drill is hard enough on your own but when you have five boats doing it the potential for crashs is obvious but I have to say everyone managed to miss each other even if at times it was a bit close ( Dan on Jade ) and with Taylah and Roos have their usual duel about calling each other up and who knows one day the might even get it right ! I suppose I should explain thsi drill so what it is the safety boat is drifting and the idea is to circle the boat so tack, gybe and bear away