Another week sailing in Paradise with good winds good attendance and good news.
Sunday Juniors 8.30 class;
Unfortunately last Sunday 8.30 juniors was cancelled due to winds in excess at times of 18 knots which made conditions unsafe for our learners . Thank you to all the parents who turned up anyway and I hope you and your children enjoyed the Ride on the new club rescue vessel.
In future for those of you especially who come from as far away as Canungra and you want to check if sailing is on just give me a ring at the club from 7.00 am and I can let you know if sailing is on.
Sunday 10.30 class;
The 10.30 class went ahead in winds occasionally reaching 18 knots in the gusts which generally took place at the Gybe mark so consequentially there were a lot of swims with at times several boats deciding to capsize on top of each other which made for interesting work for the safety boats trying to assist those whos centreboards had fallen out.
In amongst the swims and capsizes there was some good sailing shown by everyone out there with special praise going to Jonah (4 capsizes) and India the two smallest sailors who managed the winds well despite their small stature . Everyone else said that they had some great speed sections and much fun was had by all.
Our normal group of Bic sailors sailed at 10.30 due to the forecast of stronger winds so George, Lachy and Oscar took the boats out for the open race in a short course format, both Lachy and Oscar after several swims decided to just do some reaching at the club but George went the full short course with one swim before the start and that was all . George started with the open fleet and had a blinder of a start beating most of the Lasers over the start line. Good sailing George!
Due to increasing winds (18/24 Knots) only five boats went out to brave the conditions, conditions down near runaway bay were windy and choppy with the course set as a close reach upwind towards the club and a broad reach down to crab island . The course was short due to forecast 35knots which didn’t eventuate so that everyone was back at the club in around 45 minutes.
Even though Trisha failed to make the start due to two capsizes she still completed the course which was a gutsy performance considering her size and bad start.
1 Peter F
2 John P
3 Roger M
4 Pieter V
News; The club took delivery of its new Rescue vessel on Saturday with the honour of first ride with me of course going to Charlie Bratten who although very nervous at first said he had a blast . The new Jetski was put through its paces as a rescue vessel on Sunday and performed above my expectations by delivering a smooth ride and excellent manoeuvrability.
Catch You all on the water,
Paradise Point Sailing Club
Gold Coast Qld 4216
Mob 0407 145397