8.30 am Sunday Juniors
Despite five families booking in on saturday afternoon we only had 3 keen sailors sign on for this session I think mainly due to the overcast conditions and the threat of rain . Because of the low numbers we soon had the boats ready and with Tristan doing the briefing again we were ready to hit the water . The guys in sarah ( jason and Guy ) soon had the buoys in place to suit the w/n/w winds that were coming in at around 4/6 knots which made for perfect reaching conditions and despite a few problems early jack and tj were soon of a cruising around the buoys while sahara actually got to improve her steering with jade on board as backup . Tristan was on hand to help the boys launch and is improving each week on instruction on the proper way to leave the beach and even return . The guys toward the end made the course longer reaching right over towards ephriam so they all had a great sail.
10.30 am Youth Training
With a few sailors returning ( lana and Hanna ) we ended up with a good group for this session and we even had two instructors out there in jade and Taylah cruising with the fleet . After a briefing where we discussed how to gain more speed when reaching and also how to speed up the tacks we set everyone off on the same course the 8.30 people had everyone was soon up and running . The winds came in around 5/8 knots so the conditions were just right for some speed sailing . We did send Harvey and Tristan off down the track going upwind and on their returns downwind they were both tasked with doing 10 gybes and the boath did well with no capsizes so after that success Jason sent them under the bridge with an upwind return which doesnt sound like much but the bridge is a bit tricky when closehauled mainly because of the wind shadows made by the piolons but they both made it through without any instruction so well done boys . Two other sailors who are also improving is Leila and Halle whith both girls really starting to get the hang of it