8.30 Sunday Juniors ;
Sunday started with blue skies , smooth water but very little wind , with our keen junior sailors turning up and keen to go we did finally get a light breeze from the n/w so we set the team off towards Ephriam Island on a gentle reach and with new juniors like Tain and Charlie really lapping the conditions up with Tain hiking out ( he,s six ) while Charlie worked the sail it really blew their dad away . Ollie also had a go on his own and with a little help from me he also managed to sail the course especially after he stopped facing backwards . The rest of the group like Mary and Ava practiced their steering and especially their gybes with great success so it was a great mornings effort for everyone .
10.30 Sunday Juniors ;
With the winds building from the n/w around 6/7 knots we set a triangle course but starting with a reach across the broadwater first just to get everyones eye in it turned into a great session with Cody , Declan and Abbey racing around the course that is until Abbey forgot to duck again and had to retire hurt leaving Cody and Declan to absolutely smoke around the triangle course , they really attained some good speed and despite being a bit rough on the gybes they really did well . Now for the next couple of weeks it will be start training leading up to the Bendigo Bank Youth Cup .
Open Racing ;
With the race being a non club championship race we only had ten boats at the start line after Dallas pulled out early from a serious headache .
Pete decided to run two short course races as the tide was building on the out and the winds were only around 7/9 knots . We set a windward leeward and one triangle in our channel and even though everyone struggled they managed to beat the tide around the course with the first boat Peter F finishing in just under 22 minutes . Race two turned out to be very easy as just before the start the wind turned n/e at around 10/12 knots so it was virtually a straight run to A mark rather then the previous race where everyone had to tack their way to A and again Peter F came home first .
All in all a great day on the water
Bendigo Bank Youth Cup ; We have already recieved entries for the Youth Cup and club boats are being taken up fast so if you want to secure a club laser or bic for the event check with me at the office .
We are again holding a sausage sizzle at Bunnings Arundel on July 8th so if you can spare some time let us know at the club on the weekend , these fundraising days generally raise in excess of $1,000.00 which goes towards club safety equipment .
CU on the water