8.30AM Sunday Juniors ;
With a few people registering on saturday we knew we would have a reasonable group of beginners with Charlie , Ross and I originally in charge but luckily we also had Reece , Harvey and Tristan as well which was great as I had over thirty stitches in my right ear yes melanoma so I knew I would be a bit slow .
The conditions were actually quite mild with the wind starting out w/n/w at around four knots so with Jason in charge we set a nice reaching course which we soon increased as everyone soon had a grip on conditions and were off tacking and also some gybing . Once jason increased the course and set it more north we soon had everyone out there just cruising and no capsizes whether tacking or gybing even as the wind started to come up a knot or so . We did have a couple of standouts in Zack who although being away for a few weeks was doing great tacks and gybes and maintaining good boats speed while Laya was so smooth I asked her if she would like to try a open bic and my answer was a giant smile so looks like we might have another Bic sailor on the way .
10.30 am Youth Training;
With Jade ( covid 19 ) and Daniel and Taylah away on school duties we still had Ross plus Harvey Reece and Tristan rigging up for 10.30 . The wind had come up a bit to around 6/7 knots and was slowly swinging N/E so after a discussion regarding upwind and downwind sailing guess what course we gave them yep you guessed it we gave them a downwind to the yellow at the canal then quite a tough upwind back toward the bridge . We had our usual trouble with the bics not letting their sails out on the downwind causing boats to get out of control especially Tristan and Reece who took a couple of laps to figure that out that its a fine line between out enough and out too far . Ross and Harvey absolutely nailed the upwinds which was tricky with the constantly moving winds but the both took the liftd well , the only downside is still bearaway mark rounding while maintaining speed so something to work on boys . All in all a good session even Tristan had his sailing boots on the right feet this time .
1.30 pm Open Racing;
There was no racing on the day as we raced the week before so as its usually every second week club champs we decided to make racing next weekend so a few of the guys just went for a practice run while we watched from the shore and to be honest my stitches were starting to hurt causing a headache so I was happy to stay ashore . Finally one of our racing stallwarts Greg will be missing for a couple of months as he and his wife are of to canada and the states for a bit of a drive , I believe they brought a cadilac so the debit card will certainly get a workout and the fuel station!
CU on the water