Sunday Juniors ;
Numbers are still consistent with an average of sixteen boys and girls joining in both the learn to sail at 8.30 and the Race training group starting at 10.30 . Early conditions were light to nothing making it perfect for me to get the two new boys Corey and Callum some much needed tacking training and on water practice . We also had one of our previous students return with her friend and we set them up on a laser as firstly Felicity has like most kids has grown and combined with Danielle they just wouldn’t fit in a Tera . Felicity decided it would be great to practice capsizing ( its winter time you know Felicity ! ) but luckily for Danielle she jumped on the rescue boat and stayed relatively dry .
Junior Race Training ;
Since our recent Bic regatta all the kids who competed in the regatta have shown a marked improvement in both their volunteering in the early class and then backing it up with much improved sailing , we still have to work on a few minor things such as LOOK AT THE SAIL , LOOK WHERE YOU ARE GOING , SIT FORWARD /FACE FORWARD DONT DRIFT OVER TO THE BRIDGE and oh yes PULL THE SAIL ON , LET THE SAIL OFF ???? other than these few minor things everything is excellent .
Iam off to Sydney this week and while Iam there I will be picking up two new Bics which have been donated by Bendigo Bank Paradise Point , once I have the new boats here there will be changes made to both Junior racing and general training . In regards to pushing forward with the club Bic program we are looking at joining with several other clubs with the view to sailing away and inviting other sailors to our club for a combined competition , more news on this when I return .
Although numbers were small (10 boats ) the racing was good with winds increasing during the race starting at around 6/7 knots and then up to around 12 knots . Andrew came in first with an excellent sail and Pieter V came in second with a very active commitment although there was some mumbling from the peanut gallery on the start boat about pumping , hooching and over rolling which Pieter has no recollection of ? he puts it down to the extra kilos he put on while on holidays ( sure pete ).
The day was rounded of with a barby at the club as a thank you for the volunteers who all worked at making the Regatta such a success .
Finally It was a bit of a sad day yesterday with one of our most tireless volunteers and her family saying good by as they are returning to Europe to spend time with family , Paradise Point Sailing Club wishes Gordana , Mike and Thomas a safe journey and good health for the future and of course happy sailing ( even though Mike broke my waterblaster !)
Catch you all in two weeks as Iam going sailing
Paradise Point Sailing Club
Gold Coast Qld 4216
Mob 0407 145397