We will be removing the caged area roof on the 21st / 22nd Sept and replacing all the beams that are badly rusted with new galvanised beams, the club will not have sailing that weekend due to the nature of the work we will be carrying out.
Sunday Juniors 8.30 class;
Again we had some new potential sailors come along and try out with young Murraya going out with Sienna 1 for her first sail, thanks Sienna for showing her the ropes including how to capsize on your own! Conditions were moderate with winds from the s/e at around 8/10 knots so there was definitely no problems with lack of wind as in the last couple of weeks, there were some tangles and running into sandbanks (low tide) and each other but all in all they all went well in their first windy day. The funniest team was Sienna 2 with Tayla and Lachlan (newbies) who screamed the most but kept turning around and going back out again, both Peiter and I haven't laughed so much in ages .
Sunday Juniors 10.30;
By 10.30 the wind had really settled in and with a big group of sailors present it was always bound to be a bit hectic on the water, most everyone sailed Teras with Flynn and Xavier opting for the 4.7 laser.
The wind had increased to around 12 knots with a occasional extra puff which made for fast if not bumpy ride. Once the boys got accustomed to the conditions and realised that they could go very fast it was on for everyone to start planning. Mark, Finn, Patrick were having a great time trying to out do each other and then you had Flynn and Xavier in the laser with the biggest grins on their faces overtaking everyone. There were quite a few capsizes with India having one too many and having to pull out due to being exhausted, she even christened the new sail with some Broadwater mud.
The outstanding performance on the day goes to Jonah who as one of the smallest sailors out there and despite multiple capsizes kept turning around and going back out to give it another go despite shivering so much that even the water was vibrating. Great sailing everyone .
Unfortunately the BICs had to be cancelled, it was decided after sending out the clubs designated crash test dummy (Dylan) that conditions were getting too extreme with winds gusting around 18/20 knots, definitely too much for the group. At least now we have a test dummy on call!
We again had a good fleet at the start line with winds around 15/20 knots from the southeast and a long course set all the way to the top of Sovereign Island, apparently the reaches were fantastic .
Despite crashing at the start line with 30 seconds to go Chris managed to come home first in just over an hour and twenty with Andrew not far behind. There were a lot of DNF,s with conditions reaching 25/30 knots which was definitely two much for the 4.7 boys and girls and a few people in full rigs. The best swims we saw from the rescue boat were Roger (letting the main out too far on the down wind!) and Tara no vang on for the downwind, Ted and I tried to send her a telepathic message to pull it on but not in time for the high side and spin and flip finally landing on the sand bar , great crash Tara . I am sure everyone slept well on Sunday night .
Catch you on the water next weekend
Paradise Point Sailing Club
Gold Coast Qld 4216
Mob 0407 145397