8.30 Sunday Juniors ;
With the winds aroiund 4/6 knots from the n to n/e Kyle set a long course so that everyone could have a good go at both crewing and steering . With more juniors now wanting to go up to their next level it was time for a few bowlines before sailing with several people being able to advance to the next level .
Who sailed the best ? well it actually hard to pick anyone specifically as they all went well with both tacking and gybing no problem ! It was so good that we decided to do our usual thing in the safety boat and cool people off with a bucket of water where we found Charlie to be the worst water thrower mainly hitting everyone in the safety boat and not the sailors . all in all a good session for everyone .
10.30 Sunday Juniors ;
With the wind settling in to the n/e at around 6/8 knots Andrew and Kyle set a triangle course which proved a bit tricky as everyone had to sail toward the bridge first into the dirty air before tacking across to the second mark but with help from myself and my crew we managed to get everyone to sheet on hard for the closehauled to the bridge before tacking onto a close reach across to the second mark . It was very tricky with a roaring tide but everyone finally got the idea of how far past the first mark to sail before tacking . Now all we have to do is get everyone to look at the sail more right Cody ? . I have yet to check the results but I will have the latest points on the notice board by Sunday .
1.30 Open Racing ;
With seventeen sailors rigged and ready to go and the winds building to around 12/16 knots n/e it was shaping to be a great race . Peter and Mark set a triangle course starting at Runners and heading up to the outside of soverign and then back down to a mark set opposite the start line . With two races set for the day it started with a general recall mainly because the wind had shifted more east after the start line was set making at least 6 boats early and not helped by Ryan tacking in front of the fleet ? chaos what chaos ? Once I moved the pin end buoy the two starts were perfect with Tom getting the best start in race one and Dallas in race two resulting in neither one being headed in their division no matter how hard everyone tried . The B mark ( gybe ) brought a few people undone as did not enough centreboard up sailing along the edge of the sand bank resulting in some spectacular capsizes right James ? all in all agreat set of races .
Upcoming ; Just a reminder that the next club championship race date has been moved to the following week due to laser states being on and good luck to everyone who is sailing in the event .
There are several sign up sheets at the club for the following ; instructor and volunteer shirts , purchase of club shirts and also an upcoming First Aid Course conducted by Surf Life Saving Queensland at our club .
YES WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS !