8.30 am Sunday Juniors
We as I said earlier its definitely cool for this class and as expected numbers are down on summer so its only first timers and first timers who are signing on . Reece , Harvey and Tristan were there to help out as usual and yes they are a great bunch of young sailors always on the beach rigging on the safety boat helping and jumping on boats to show the new sailors how its done ! So what was the weather like well as I said the winds were from the west at around 2/4 knots with the last of the outgoing tide conditions were good for our newer sailors to give it a go . We had a returning sailor in Hanna who was a part of a school group in march who really enjoyed her sailing so has come back to give it another try and she even might suck dad into trying as well after a 30 year absence. Ollie and jack after a session with Tristan managed to get out there on their own for the first time and although it was light with charlies help the were soon getting between the two course buoys . Luckily the tide was fast going from outgoing to incoming so even Harrison in the Taz slowly managed to beat the current and sail the reach but dont forget mate in light winds you have to sit forward otherwise you cant beat the outgoing tide ! A special thanks to everyone for washing and packing up the boats as it saves charlie and i a lot of work at the end of the day
10.30 am Youth Training
We had seven people signed on for this class and they soon had their boats ready and even Taylah had her boat rigged as well. With the winds up around 4-6 knots and an occassional 8 knot gust and with the bulk of therace fleet present and a couple saying they couldnt make it we decided to run the days race earlier at 11.00 am which made all the parents happy as they got to go home earlier . We set a triangle course with the start finish line in front of the pontoon then mark A about 20 metre,s to the north the south to the green channel marker and the west to a green buoy before returning to A again for four laps . The start was good with everyone these days hanging around the line and once the start whistle blew they were all off to A which after a bit of a struggle by some to get around they were off to the green channel marker on a broad reach which by the way everyone when you are on a broad reach you have to let the sail out that way charlie and I dont go horse yelling at everyone to let the sail out! . They all stayed pretty much in a group probably so they could keep chatting instead of breaking away and sailing a better course but at least everyone sailed well . Our recent additions in Halle , Leila and Harrison are improving each week and Gemma , Harvey , Tristan , Reece and Gemma are doing the same with much tighter racing they just need to read the course better as even with a briefing and righting the course down and sticking it on their boat the still kept asking questions about what mark was next? So who came first well it was Tristan with Harvey right there and also Gemma and Reece followed by Hanna and Leil and seventh was Harrison who is the newest competitor so struggled a bit on the upwind sections but he was still grinning at the end so well done everyone !
1.30 pm Open Racing was not on last weekend it will be on this sunday as its the third sunday of the month at least Charlie and I got to have lunch for a change rather than a packet of chips on the start boat.
AGM this saturday 9.00am full adult members only
ANNUAL MIDWINTER CUP 24TH-25TH JUNE
School Holiday Sailing Camps beginning 26th - 27th June / 3rd - 4th July
Youth week manly early july
CU on the water