8.30 am Sunday Juniors
After a big day on saturday everyone who attended the special event were keen to get on the water so boat rigging was soon underway and with quite a few first timers signing on it was super busy getting boats and people organised , a special thanks goes out to all our sunday volunteers who work tirelessly sorting boats and fixing rigging so everyone can get on the water and have some fun. There were a few boats close in early with me Daniel and Taylah showing a few new sailors how to tack and steer which happens right near the beach in full view of parents who usually cant believe what they see as after some intense instruction they see their child sail away and then tack and come back to their instructor before tacking at both ends of the short course so now the can continue their steering experience next week with the rest of the group . I have to say my favourite was my young sailor Sophie who after a couple of false starts finally got it right and sailed to the green and then sailed back and tacked again in front of me then sailed away again we even did a capsize to show her she can get the boat back up herself who knows she could be the next Jessica Watson?
10.30 am Youth Training
Witha few people staying away from the sessions because racing starts for our Youth team today there were only a few sailors out there giving it a whirl . Although Tristan was there he didnt sail and just watched on in the shade because it was turning into a schorcher .. Laya who had forgotten racing was on was there and of course Gemma was out as well , Practice makes perfect right Gemma !! We started with Gybes only and after a few slow to move gybes Laya Laya finally got it and soon had her weight transfered and rudder in the middle and what do you know it worked right Laya ?
Gemma was also doing well except for letting go of the steering ??? in one gybe which had the boat doing circles , I think she was practicing that manouver for the afternoon race where she did it again right in front of harvey and of course crashed int him.and dont worry Harvey wasnt happy as he was chasing Reece at the time . Torsen who will be in a Bic next weekend was just cruising in the Tera but after a while he started to slow down and who can guess what he had forgotten to do ? yes he forgot the bung !!! so she was getting a bit soggy .
1.30 pm Youth Racing
With some very excited faces and possibly some very nervous young sailors as well sitting in the club for the briefing we officially started our Youth Racing Series for 2023 . Conditions were perfect with very hot blue skies and winds from roughly the north at around 6-8 knots we set a start at the pontoon with a port round course so yep a down wind start I just thought that I would make it easy and with a bit of coaching from the start crew everyone managed to stay behind the line and start on time . Harvey blitzed the start getting away right on the whistle with most of the pack in hot pursuit . Jade soon got in front and was never headed no matter how hard Daniel tried , but the surprise package on the day was Reece who for a couple of laps was in front of Harvey and yes there was some fist pumping as he went past the race crew , Harvey did get him in the end but it was only just great racing boys . Jade and Dan have been given a one minute in ten minutes time penalty to bring them back to the fleet so on a count back they finished fifth and sixth while first went to Harvey with Reece a close second and Tristan third with Zach only three second back in forth . Torsen had a bad day probably because after the earlier bung episode wher he didnt drainthe water out at the end of 10.30 he sailed with a boat full of water so a lesson learned there Torsen and remember even Bic,s dont sail well if you leave the bung out . I have to say it was great seeing our youth racing team out there finally after a lot of planning with 9 boats lining up on the day awesome stuff everyone 1
Adult Racing this Sunday 1.30 pm race start
Reminder The club will be closed Easter Sunday
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