8.30 am Sunday Juniors ;
With a group of 14 young sailors turning up for this class and good sailing conditions with sunny skies and an average wind of around 6 knots from the South it was perfect for Kyle to set a nice reach accross the channel so that everyone could practice steering and tacking and gybing yes even gybing . As usual Addy sailed well even though it was only her second go at the Bic with Mason a close second showing good tacking and gybing skills even if he did fall out of the boat while steering .
Who else ah yes Mary who continues to improve in the laser with Caseys help , her steering and tacking got a few positive comments from some of the parents on the beach.
10.30 Sunday Juniors ;
As usual we started a bit late due to the usual chip run but with a bit of a hurry up we managed to get them through a briefing and on the water by 11 oclock . The session firstly involved tacking and gybing then we sent everyone off to the yellow special mark south of the club for some long windward leeward sailing . Declan , Cody and Jonah really nailed the upwind with a few of the others struggling a bit but at least having a go . Ben had a go at the Bic and like everyone found it very unforgiving with a few swims but Iam sure he will be back . As he is the most experienced in this group I had Jonah doing the multiple gybing down wind again and he is definitely starting to nail it as he didnt even fall out this week great work mate !
With the winds settling in from the S/E at around 12 knots Peter set a course starting at the canal and going all the way to the yellow up the top of soverign thinking that it should take everyone over an hour to get around but the first boat home ( Greg ) did it in just on 50 minutes so we decided to see if everyone would like a second race and of course they did with race 2 starting at the club and going to A twice . There was some very good racing in both the Adult and Youth sailors with both Greg and Casey getting away well in race 1 and never being headed and a much closer race especially for Casey and Dallas with Dallas finishing only just in front of Casey at the finish . Tom was going weel also but he did an illegal shoulder charge on a starboard mark which slowed him down a bit . All in all a great days sailing .
Public Nuisance ;
The guys are again going south this weekend to bring the yacht one step closer to home with its projected next port of call Port Macquarie weather permitting .