8.30 am Sunday Juniors ;
With blue skies and gentle winds our first Sunday Juniors for 2018 was an absolutely perfect start to the year ahead . We didnt expect much of a crowd due to the holidays but we still managed to get 14 junior sailors on the water and with the winds around 4 knots it was perfect for everyone to practice tacking and gybing . With most of our bic fleet still out of action we could only launch one boat for Charlie which she seems to be sailing with more confidence with every lesson even Taine was showing good skills in the Tera and a special thanks to Ben Roake for taking all the new kids out on the Taz and showing them how much fun sailing is . Yes there was capsizing as well but mainly on purpose as it was truly getting hotter as the morning went on even we Instructors got wet .
10.30 Sunday Junior Training;
With the winds becoming a bit shifty and the sun really starting to beat down it took a bit of convincing to get everyone out of the shade and on the water . The winds were settling from the n/e so I set an upwind down wind course which proved a bit of a challenge for everyone at first but with a bit of on water coaching I managed to get everyone to not tack at the bottom mark but instead to sail at right angles from the mark then tack when the top mark was in the sailing zone . I have to say that on the day the best sailor was Abby who not only went upwind well but her bearaways were perfect great work ab ! Ollie also did well in the Bic and Addy after some innitial struggling with the upwind section ( remember Addy when you sit on the side the instructor doesnt have to yell at you to sit on the side !!) We did stop early mainly due to the ever increasing heat but everyone still had a great time on the water .
Open Racing ;
Presentation of the Trophies for the 2017 season will be held on Sunday the 21st of January at approximately 12.45 pm prior to our first race of the 2018 season so come along and congratulate everyone for their efforts in 2017 .
The 2018 Sailing Race Calendar will be ready next week
CU on the water