We, again, had a group of 9 hardy sailors on Sunday morning with wind speeds from nil to finally around 6 knots.
A special surprise on the day was young India coming to me wanting to know if she could have a go in the Bic Regatta which of course I said yes to. So, as part of her initiation to the Bic, we sent her out solo, and, I must admit, we thought she would capsize but instead she made it look easy.
Don't forget India when you return from Sydney, Bic training is on Saturdays at 10 .00 am.
As part of the training group we also have a few of the Oxley kids joining as well, which should help not only them prepare for the event but also our kids too.
Junior racing is alive and well with 7 sailors turning up ready to race, with winds gusting to around 12 knots and shifting.
It made for difficult conditions with the odd capsize including Luka's usual face plant into the water (it only happens Luka when you sit on your feet?)
Thanks to George Morton for making everyone adhere to the rules with penalties being strictly adhered too. I believe there was very little complaining on the decisions which again is good training for the regatta.
Despite his face plant Luka nearly lapped the fleet in the final race with the rest at times trying too hard and paying the penalty with the odd swim.
On a personal note, I have to say, compared to a couple of weeks ago it's the best sailing I have seen so far, so congratulations to you all for a great effort.
Racing was held in shifty and gusty conditions followed by holes and knocks which all in all made for good racing with positions changing regularly during the course of the race. Some people realized they had probably chose the wrong sail ( 4.7 ), but the conditions were so variable it was hard to choose.