It was amazing to watch as these sailors both men and women either practiced their present skills or trying to remember their old skills from up to thirty years ago as this event signaled their return to the sport.
Our tricky tides definitely made the racing in the lighter conditions on Saturday a challenge so we kept a boat at the bottom of the course ( me and Dallas ) just to tow them back into the racing area . Even though the racing was awesome I like the skills showed in the freestyle with maneuvers like flipping the board on its side and sailing it or flipping the board upside down and again actually sailing it.
I was asked by a member why we hosted this event and my answer was that we did it to promote sailing , promote the club and to help raise interest amongst the competitors for the windsurfing section in the November masters games .
Racing starts on Sunday the 7th of Feb with only a small fleet expected due to a lot of the guys being away racing but we have a couple of juniors now coming up to the lasers so we are now looking for juniors to take over in the Open Bic so if you are keen just let us know .
C U on the water!