8.30 am Sunday Juniors
Well as I mentioned in the introduction the weather was overcast but not really cold and with 5 sailors officially booked in we knew it wouldnt be that big a morning , Tristan was in early checking the weather and tides so that he could conduct the briefing while the rest of the assistants helped rig boats as we had several newbies sign up for the session . Once all the boats were set up including the Taz as Harrison wanted to take a friend out we headed off to the briefing . Tristan gets better each week as presenter and speaks with a clear voice and is even learning how to involve the group through questions and answers .
Taylah and Guy were in charge of setting a course which was difficult as the wind shifted from west / north west / then north east and with a average wind speed of two knots and a raging outgoing current the safety boat was soon down near the canal coaching people back . Harrison in the Taz did struggle a bit with too much weight down the back as did even the people without crew , it was just one of those days but at least the weather was warm . I took emilio aside for some one on one sailing as he didnt have anyone to sail with and we practiced tacking and general sailing but as the session went on and the wind died out he soon joined the rest of the sailors drifting backwards towards the seaway so all in all a frustrating session for everyone .
10.30 am Youth Training
This group of sailors is showing good promise for the future with 8 to 10 sailors signing on every sunday , it was great to see them all out there rigging boats and even organising help getting their boats down of the racks and evn getting help putting them back ,luckily no one was watching conditions yep you guessed it the wind was getting slower and the outgoing current was still roaring towards the seaway . It was always going to be a struggle trying to convince them all that you can actually sail in one knot ok you cant sail well but you can make ground . Wit Charlie , Taylah and I in sarah we were kept busy going from boat to boat giving everyone tips and at times everyone was actually moving even sometimes in the right direction but once the cloud cover left the winds just died completely so most everyone just drifted ashore and walked back . De briefing was fun especially trying to convince them all that they did at times get going but like most sailors there was more whinging about lack of wind than positive thoughts , hopefully we will have the breeze back for next week as it sure makes it easier to coach when there is wind !
1.30 pm Open Racing
There was no open racing as the laser states were on but they will be back next sunday , a couple of guys and girls did turn up but conditions were just too slow and they couldnt talk themselves into it so we packed up early and left steve there attempting to repair multiple leaks in his laser ( good luck mate )
Midwinter Cup 24/25 june
CU on the water