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8.30 am Sunday Juniors :
Well it was pretty quiet last Sunday morning as suspected considering the previous weeks cold snap but the actual conditions were perfect for Juniors with light winds from the N/W and blue skies so Charlie and Taylah set a course right out front for everyone to have a go . Grace asked to sail alone again as she wanted to work on tacking so we gave her some instruction in the shallows while the sisters had a session Jade also in the shallows before Jade ( ray ) set the off to do some tacking around the buoys , ok they werent perfect but they gave it a go! . The wind did move around and occasionally die out making Instructing everyone hard work with Charlie radioing in at one stage in utter frustration as the wind moved 90 degrees and yes the tide was on the out so sailing back to the club was a challenge .
All in all despite the low numbers it was still a great morning.
10.30 am Youth Training:
With the wind building from the N/ W to around 10 knots it was looking ideal for a good training session even if everyone was a bit slow rigging . There was the usual discussion regarding how to sail the conditions which were actually going to prove a challenge but everyone seemed up to it even Reece how was giving it his first attempt at this more advanced class . Everyone set off well except Jade ( ray ) who broke her rudder down rope after leaving the beach and Reece missed the gust from behind and capsized but to his credit he got his Bic up and continued on to the yellow at the canal . The winds picked up to around 16 knots in the gusts so we told Reece to go back in as it was too windy for him and he was shaking from the cold . Dan , Taylah , Harvey and Jade headed for the X mark down near runners which proved a challenge as the wind gusts were now reaching 20 knots . Daniel Taylah and Jade handled the conditions well must be all that training but Harvey was finding it hard going considering he weighs less than 30 kilo,s but with Charlie and I beside him he gave it a good shot and only ran aground once which unfortunately meant I had to jump out and help him turn it around and head off again and yes it was bloody cold . Charlie and I reckon Harvey is a legend as he sailed all the way back to the club even though we offered him a tow , so well done Harve!
1.30 pm Open Racing :
We only had a couple of sailors turn up but conditions were getting worse and with the youth sailors not too keen to go back out because of the cold and wind speeds reaching a very gusty 25/28 knots it was decided to cancel racing as it was not a championship race which I dont think anyone was too worried about.
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July Manly Championships
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