8.30 Sunday Juniors ;
Sunday morning started with mother nature deciding to slowly increase the wind speed so it was always going to be a struggle for everyone who came for a sail . Due to the increasing wind speed a lot of sailors stayed away as they all know now to check the wind speed and make the decision to try something else for the day .
We set up a couple of lasers so at least people could get on the water and get their sailing fix . Charlie and Casey had a tribe on board their lasers with Charlie absolutely flying past Casey on every lap but Case did have a full boat so tacking was a bit of an issue . Unfortunately conditions slowly got worse and we finished the session early so everyone could go and have a shower due to the fact everyone was drenched which might have had something to do with me making more waves in the powerboat .
10.30 Sunday juniors ;
We were definitely not sailing at 10.30 as the winds had increased to 18/20 knots and the waves were around half a metre so we decided to set up Public Nuisance for a sail instead but even that failed as firstly we had to reset our bridle as someone had run over it and shifted the anchor causing the yacht to start rubbing on the pontoon . Sounds an easy job but not really just ask Charlie next time how heavy was the anchor that was chockers with mud , by the time we reset everything it was even too windy for Public Nuisance to sail with winds reaching 30 knots so we just sat around talking using up time before we could head off to the Xmas Party ! The Xmas party at the bowls club was a great night with everyone joining in barefoot bowls and with expert commentary from the benches ( me and Charlie and Casey ) it turned in to a fun afternoon . As usual the bowls club put on a great dinner and desert for everyone including Christmas decorations and party favourites.
Despite the very ordinary weather conditions ( 29 knots at the seaway ) on Monday we still ran our junior camp by towing the boats up to the top of Sovereign and with the help of Charlie , Dallas and Sienna we managed to get all the kids on the water and yes there was a lot of capsizing but slowly a few people started to get the hang of it . Tuesday was a better day with winds down to 20 knots but only averaging 12 knots back at Sovereign . Some of the first timers really went well with Griffin going well at steering Fletch really getting the hang of the main sheet Aidan and his crew of two keeping on course , Josh and co also getting the hang of sailing then Edwina who despite quite a few capsizes ( running aground ? ) and drifting all the way down the channel at one stage joining Charlie who had also drifted down there everyone sailed well and the best part was how everyone pitched in to help clean and pack up at the end . Sorry next weeks camp is full but there are still spaces in the new year !
NEW YEARS EVE 2017 : We will have our canteen open from 5pm New Years Eve so come down and watch the 9pm fireworks with us its always a great spectacle
Juniors ; First sail for 2018 Sunday January 7th
Open Racing ; First race Sunday 21st January
CU ON the water