Junior Sailing 8.30 am
With the heat and hu8midity already evident at 7.00 am we expected a busy morning and we werent disappointed with not only our regular sailors but also a few first time tryers signing on for this session . The conditions were reasonably light with the winds roughly out of the east ? at around 4/6 knots so Charlie set a standard reaching course just in front of the club which was perfect for all the mums and dads to check out what their kids were doing . Some were a bit slow to start with a bit of wayward steering from some of the newer sailors but with some coaxing from our instructors everyone slowly got their act together . Ebony who has been really keen lately was allowed to solo sail in an effort to progress to 10.30 class and showed us that she is definitely capable of the next level with her ultimate goal Club Racing . Our Taz has been out of action for a couple of weeks due to loss of centreboard but it should be back up and running soon so we can continue teaching in a two sail boat .
Advanced Junior Sailing 10.30 am
With this class becoming more popular as more junior 8.30 sailors want to not only learn more about sailing but also show a desire to compete and the opportunity to move on to our new Racing program this class is steadily improving in numbers . By the time we started this class the winds had moved more S/E at around 6 / 10 knots with a bit of chop . We firstly set a reach just to get everyone settled in then we set the chaallenge of an upwind section by sending everyone off to the yellow mark down at the canal . Just about everyone struggled with the upwind with a lot of sailing luffing at first but as the session wet on it started to click that what John said about constantly watching the sail actually works ! so tha went it starts to luff steer away until it stops luffing and what causes it well apparent wind of course ! I was especially impressed by Tain who worked out that when you no longer can point near the mark Tack then tack again great effort mate . Addy and Eddy just cruised around the course and Abby took friends for a sail as did Ben so they canned the upwind and just sailed the reach , all in all a good session for everyone ..
FUN ! Casey Addy Charlie and I opps forgot Russell went for a sail on Sunday afternoon in 16/18 knots and half metre swell , for me it was my first sail in nearly six months due to injury but did we have some fun ! we went down towards runners and set up an absolutely screaming reach where we were just hooking into waves and just flying accross the surface awesome fun ! Charlie even jumped on my full rig yes charlie in a full rig ! and after being a bit tentative at first started really hooking int it and as usual allwe could hera was yelling Yahoo so yep another one hooked on speed in boats . I shouldnt forget Casey did also have a go for a few laps in the full rig as well and camp back with eyes bulging from excitement at the speed especially on the broad reach . Monday was a bit tough though as my muscles reminded me how long its been since I seriously sailed but it was definitely worth the aches !
CLUB CLOSED ON THE 27TH OF JANUARY AUSTRALIA DAY WEEKEND
OPEN RACING STARTS SUNDAY THE 3RD OF FEBRUARY
LAST SCHOOL HOLIDAY CAMP 21ST / 22ND JANUARY ( nearly full )
CU on the water