8.30 Sunday Juniors ;
With actually a mild morning and blue skies it was shaping up to a great day on the water and with our usual dozen hardy sailors rocking up including a couple of newbies we set everyone off in around 3/5 knots . Where was the wind coming from ? well the group decided it was from the N/W so we launched the boats and of course it went S/E which meant the bridge came into play as people forgot to tack ! at the bridge mark so Casey and I had a bit of under bridge towing practice and also instruction on how to sail out from under the bridge . All in all it was a great sailing session with everyone getting practice in tacks and gybes in the near perfect conditions , now all we need is a few more knots wind .
10.30 Sunday Juniors ;
Unfortunately the group in this session has dropped off of late ? we arent sure why maybe its the cold weather . The only hardy sailor was Abbey who was keen to go out on her Laser and learn more so we set her radial yes radial sail nice and stiff and sent her off in about 5 knots where she promptly capsized and then had a lesson on Laser capsize recovery which took a big effort but she struggled a bit with the radial . We set off again and this time in the gusts she let off the main and stayed upright . Good work Abs under that tough instructor .
Open Racing 1.30 pm :
With the winds settling in from the S/E at around ten knots i set a combination of two windward leeward and two triangles set quite long . It was great to watch as John T Peter F and Tom battled for the lead through the 1.5 hr race with John just coming out on top after a couple of short changes of lead during the race . At the end you could have virtually thrown a blanket of them they were so close to each other .
Casey held the flag in the youth as the rest of her group apparently couldnt be bothered sailing in perfect conditions which didnt go down too well with the coach !!!
There is also a rumour that Ollie,s dad Ben might be racing lasers this weekend !
We will be having a maintenance day soon so if you can paint , nail lift and generally clean up let us know .
Our annual Try Sailing Day which includes a fund raiser for the Gold Coast Uni Hospital is on in early december then a week later we will be holding our annual Xmas Party at a venue to be decided .
WHERE,S THE YEAR GONE ?
CU on the water