8.30 am Sunday Juniors ;
With beautiful blue skies it was a great start to Sunday but unfortunately mother nature was a bit light on the wind with only around 1/3 knots variable for when the kids hit the water . With a couple of new sailors having their first go ( thanks Dallas and Casey ) and the rest just keen to get more sailing time we set everyone off out the front with 1 knot of wind and an outgoing tide . Tain had his first solo sail and we just couldnt get the grin off his face and Charlie and Ava sailed together with Ava helping Charlie learning how to steer ( great work Ava!!! ) Mason and Ollie did a lot of drifting and joined in in a couple of the drifting collisions but still managed to get some slow sailing in and finally hado and Addy just cruised around in the Bics which being lighter than the Teras struggled less than the Teras in gaining some boat speed .
10.30 am Suunday Juniors :
With Abby having her boat already rigged and with a bit of prompting from Dad and me she set of out the front of the club with Casey in hot persuit in Rescue 1 just in case she needed a tow in the average 1 knot conditions which as you guessed it finally died away to virtually nothing but Abbey did managed to sail to shore I think with a bit of coaching from Casey . What did everyone else do ? well they stayed home !
Open Racing 1.30 pm ;
With at first no wind then around 12.15 a slight breeze coming in from the e/s/e Aidan ( yes Aidan remember him he used too race and also run racing until life got too busy ! ) and I decided on just setting a windward leeward from the canal to runners as we thought with all the holes in the light breeze taht we would probably end up shortening the course and towing everyone home but you guessed it the wind build to around 4/5 knots so first boat home was in 45minutes being Peter Fell with Tom and Roger taking the placings . In 4.7 Dallas came in first with Casey after and bad start second . Brendan has swapped to Radial as the 4.7 was just to slow for his size and he is now definitely sailing better with a bit more power to suit his size .
Bunnings Barbeque 8th july ;
Thank you to Glen , Tish, Addy , Brendan ,Trisha ,Adriian and Kerry for your awesome effort guys we couldnt have had such a great result financially with out your help . How much did we raise on the day ? $1.270 .00 which goes to more safety gear for our sailors and volunteers .
CU on the water