8.30 am Sunday Juniors ;
With the temperature in double digits at 5.30 am it looked like another great start on the gold coast for Sunday on the water. We didn't expect too many sailors as it was the first week of term but we still had eight starters with Charlie and Taine the first in the door . After setting up enough boats and with the winds coming out of the south at around 4/7 knots it was perfect for a nice reach across the Broadwater. So who sailed well ? just about everyone with Dean just cruising on the main sail trim and jack steering like a 10.30 sailor plus Taine and his crew who despite a collision with a mainsheet and a bit of coaxing from me managed to get back out there and sail well . Athenia just gets better every week as does Josh and Lucas who had a sail on his own and slowly managed to pick up the sequence between mainsheet and steering . Casey took a new student out for an intro on the laser and even had her kind of steering ? at one stage so well done Casey and Anna.
10.30 am Sunday Juniors :
Again with this class we didn't expect many sailors signing on but we ended up with seven sailors keen to improve their skills which included one new addition to this class in young Charlie who had decided to give this class a try . Oliie brought a friend along and they sailed a Tera and despite my prediction of a capsize with a chocolate bet I lost and had to pay up back on the beach Tain and Tom handled the conditions wekll ( 6/10 knots ) with Mason and Felix also giving it a red hot try well except for Felix's 5 capsizes but who's counting ! Young Charlie did find the whole thing a bit intimidating as everyone does at first but with some practice sailing with the coach she managed to start sailing half the course so well done Charlie . OK now for the outstanding sailors of the day and that was Teegan in her Opti and Addy in her bic and both girls showed great skills in both all out speed then tacking and Gybing with Teegan doing some of the best gybes I have seen in a while while Addy was just smoking on the broad reaches . All in all a great session !
1.30 pm Open Racing :
With the weather settling in from the s/e at around 6/10 knots I set a windward leeward in our channel then a run up to the top of Soverign to finish back near runners . With a start down near the canal and a very interesting start line I had Addy my scorer also pull out the recall flags as everyone was looking very keen to get away which usually means a recall but to our surprise everyone got away cleanly even Kaleb and Teegan were right there in their practice race section . Tom slowly got away with Peter chasing and then Greg and Matt . It was a close tussle until they set of up the main channel with Tom just pulling away uncatchable . I have to say the quality of racing gets better every week with the total bunch sailing much closer to the leaders with just under twenty minutes between the frist boat over the line and the last boat to finish being the 420 which doesnt run a kite but probably sailed the fastest I have seen the guys sail since taking the boat on . So in case you hadnt guessed it was Tom over the line first closely followed by Peter then Greg just over a minute away in third then Mat , Roger, Casey ( in a radial ) Russell , Ben, Charlie ( who also sailed well ) closely followed by Simone then Steve , Lance, Torin then Greg in the 420 .
Pan Pacific Masters Games ;
This bi yearly event is starting to take shape with not only Aust based inquiries but also overseas inquiries as well and lets not forget the paperwork and meetings which is starting to really move along , luckily for me we have Ron Beswick helping me out as their is always a lot to do to make this Event successful with meetings and paperwork which becomes more involved as the Event gets closer so lets hope for a great event again for Paradise Point Sailing Club !
OK CU on the water