8.30 am Sunday Juniors ;
Sunday morning started with a very iffy weather forecast which prompted the Instructors and myself to seriously consider cancelling but as luck would have it the winds stayed in the w/n/w at around 6/8 knots which made it perfect for sailing . What we didn't expect was the nearly 40 kids who turned up for sailing which sent Andrew , Abbey , Ben Casey Charlie and me into overdrive rigging boats , signing people on and generally organising the biggest morning we have ever had , we even ran out of chairs !
A special thanks to all our young sailors who took all the first timers out and despite some people falling out ? and the inevitable capsize . Charlie and Eddy seemed to have a lot of trouble with the Bic constantly capsizing , Charlie B had people abandoning ship and Ben just needs to learn how to duck when he is purposely capsizing or wear a helmet ? All in all it was a great morning session and lets hope we get a few more sailors from the day to come back and join in !
10.30 am Sunday Junior Training ;
Unfortunately we only had one keen sailor ( Abbey ) who turned up for this session and as luck would have it thats also when the wind started to increase so their was no choice in the end but to cancel .
Open Racing ; Club racing officially starts next weekend with race 1 of the 40 race format but a few of the guys in Tom , Greg , Steve and young Jonah who has been away at nationals all rigged up and went out for a practice run in around 16/18 knots while the crew and I packed up boats and equipment .
A special thanks also to Harvey who donated Public Nuisance to the club coming up from Narooma to have a look at what we have had done to the boat and to check out junior sailing, unfortunately we couldnt take him for a sail as the southerly was starting to get a bit nasty .
Holiday sailing Camps :
After three successful Camps you guessed it we had to cancel our last camp due to the worsening wind conditions , we do have a contigency plan for windy conditions but even that wasnt an option as buy lunch time the winds were over 30 knots and by mid afternoon over 40 knots
2017 Club Championship Presentation is on next Sunday at 12.45 pm so come along and congratulate not only the winners but everyone who competed last year
CU on the water