We did at least have the opportunity to lay a new anchor and extra chain for Public Nuisance so that now she rides at anchor much stiffer at the pontoon and we even did a bit of maintenance around the club. As usual Charlie ended up covered in mud as did Casey but that was because we wiped our muddy hands on her but at least now with the heavier anchor she should ride much better.
With no takers for racing at 1.30 I decided to take Casey , Charlie and Torin out for a laser training run just down at the canal and conditions were generally perfect with winds around 15 / 17 knots for some practice race starts and triangles . Torin hopefully learnt a valuable lesson in not showing off and giving Charlie cheek when he overtook him as soon as he did he capsized and of course as Charlie passed him he laughed and laughed .We did get one squall around 20 plus but the best was saved for the trip back to the club where we were doing whistle gybes when the biggest squall came through at around 25/28 knots which resulted in Torin under the bridge Charlie out of control with his mainsheet caught on the stern and Casey spearing off towards Ephriam with her mainsheet wrapped around the boom ! so all in all an exciting return.
For next weekend the weather is looking much better and with our experience and not so experienced sailors needing practice for June's Mid Winter Cup in both open and green fleet. Lets hope for good conditions
Sponsors ; Many thanks to Hungry Jacks for again supplying food vouchers which will be used for Prizes in the Mid Winter Cup and Bendigo Bank for again supporting the Event and through Simone,s great work it looks like we also have Zhik coming on board as well so stay tuned for some great deals on Zhik gear
Pan Pacific Masters Games ; With this bi yearly event fast approaching and competitors already signing up for the event we will be looking for a few volunteers so I you have any spare time from the 2nd to the 12th of November just let us know!
New Club Shirts ; With at least half the ordered shirts already sold the order has been placed and the new shirts should be available in a couple of weeks so if you are one of the people who has ordered shirts just keep in touch with us at the club .
CU on the water