8.30 am Sunday Juniors
What a great morning with blue skies light winds and it wasnt even that cold no really I was down to three layers by 8.00 am apparently it wasnt that cold as Daniel and Taylah turned up bare foot yes barefoot ? We started the day without Charlie who broke a contact lens so he had to wait for specsavers to open to get a replacement so it was up to Daniel , Taylah , Jade and Abby to help set everything up and Jason and Guy to launch Sarah c . Everyone soon had either their Bic 0r Tera rigged and on the beach ready to sail. Luckily there was some wind coming in from the west at around 4 knots which slowly turned n/w but the guys were right on it moving the marks . Once Charlie arrived the guys picked him up to help coach the sailors around the track with both tacking and gybing allowed . Daniel and I took two new sailors in Will and Bryden into the shallows to teach them tacking and steering straight and with some early practice we soon had them sailing around the marks so well done boys .
10.30 Youth Training
Well this group of sailors are getting more and more skilled at their sailing especially Daniel and Lincoln or latest Bic sailors these boys cant catch Jade yet but they are determined to at least get close but so far she is just too good on the up winds . The conditions were only light so we went south to find more wind to try and beat the outgoing current and with the winds now coming in from the north at around 4 knots the really performed well even if they did run into the sand bank at the bottom of ephriam . Ross,s roll tacks are just spot on while Abbys up winds and Taylahs are just getting faster especially Taylahs boat speed against the radials her boat was just flying in the light conditions . In the bic,s Lincoln just needs to let his sail out more on the down winds and Daniel just needs to pull his sail on more on the up winds and then there is Jade who just makes it look easy and her tacking angles are just spot on .
1.30 pm Open Racing
It was a bit strange setting up for racing as we didnt have Greg wandering around at 11.30 because he took his wife away for a week on a long deserved holiday . We had a chat with a few of the guys in regards to the light conditions ( 3/6 knots ) from the west / south west / north west so yes it was all over the shop.
We decided on three short races starting down near runners with the top mark near the canal . The starts were good especially amongst the lasers with Ross and Taylah right up there at the line . Steve nailed the starts and from there won every race but not by much as Matt , John and Adrian werent far behind . Ross hwo sailed a radial had two fourths and a third being first radial over in each race while Taylah in the 4.7 was right in the mix as well . The Bic sailors in Daniel and Lincoln really struggled with the light winds and strong outgoing current , you cant beat waterline lenght especially in the light stuff. Race two was their most difficult as the wind just dropped out to 1/3 knots at time so the current just got too much even though they sailed outside the channel it was just too strong for the bics so we let them go in after two races all be it slowly but well done boys .
Upcoming : 2021 Mid Winter Cup so no juniors on the 27th of June
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