8.30 am Sunday Juniors :
Well as usual we had our keen winter group of sailors turn up and were soon rigging Teras and Bic,s and with me slightly out of action ( back injury) Charlie was in control again and soon had everyone rigged and ready and boats on the beach . I accidentally let the cat out of the bag by telling harvey where the wind was coming from before the briefing so he was the keenest hes ever been in answering the wind direction question . We even had a new sailor up the front who is looking at becoming an Instructor in Taylah and despite being very nervous she at least gave it a go ! As I mentioned the wind was basically out of the west at around 4/6 knots and occassionally gusting 10 , Jason set up over towards the ephriam side as the wind had some south in it and despite the odd capsize Tristan ? and Alex and his brother everyone handled the varying conditions well . Charlie was out on the white boat as back up and some coaching as everyone coped with the changing conditions so all in all a good session.
10.30 Youth Training :
As part of our preparations for next weekends midwinter cup we had designated this session as race start training day and although it was mainly for the green fleet we added the open fleet as well. After a briefing about green fleet rules and start procedures we set up a of the breeze start with two marks so it was basically a straigth out and back to finish , well it was what we thought was a straight out and back course but with the usual lack of listening it soon turned into what is known as a shambles start . I personally having done this a few times new it would end up this way as most of the boys and girls have never done starts so there were boats going everywhere instructors yelling advice and no one going the right way well except for Jade . Charlie being relatively new to this was starting to sound like me and Iam sorry but I just couldnt help but laugh at his coments and pacing up and down the pontoon . Everyone finally got it right in the end probably due to charlie jumping in the white boat and corralling everyone behind the line and yes still yelling but at least everyone was away so lets see how the go this weekend as charlie is in charge of green fleet racing.