Sorry I'm a day late but it was such a big weekend its taken me some time to catch up.
Sunday morning Juniors:
We only had our early class on Sunday with 16 budding sailors turning up to bright sunshine, clear water and 3/5 knot winds. More and more of our junior sailors are wanting steering lessons so I spent the session in the water trying not to be run down buy our new learner skippers while Aidan looked after the rest on the water. With all the new sailors we had to call upon a few of our more experienced sailors such as Charlie and Luka to take a few new people out for either their first try or to improve on their basic skills, even Forte took a new sailor out and didn’t even capsize her! well done Forte. The outstanding sailor of the morning was young Mac who sailed the last part of the session on his own and totally impressed me with his skill level, his Mum tells me he is busting to get up to 10.30 class and with a performance like Sundays I cant see a problem with that happening in the very near future.
Queensland Lasers Traveller Series:
Firstly thank you to everyone who helped with this important event from the girls in the canteen to everyone either on the water or on the beach who worked tirelessly at making the twenty nine yes 29 Laser sailors feel welcome at Paradise Point Sailing Club .
Racing was intense with the start boat crew under pressure to set up a suitable course which the wind didn’t help in race on by shifting east before the start resulting in having to move the start boat south to gain a better line bias. Unfortunately race one was a no go as virtually everyone missed one leg of the course which our scribe Peter told us but we went on competitors info? oh well next time we will listen to you Pete. Race two was again a hectic start with Dom and Aidan having to race of to the top buoy and move it east to again get a better upwind and then they were off. To me it was great watching everyone giving it their all including the fleet of 4.7's who started after the main fleet so they were all racing around the same buoys together with the open group, what a great experience for our budding 4.7 fleet. In the main fleet it was truly a case of who would make a mistake as the racing was so close and we have to feel sorry for Brady who lead until the last gybe around mark C resulting in a capsize and to his credit when I asked him what happened he said a rookie mistake he forgot to let the Vang Off !!!.
Once racing was completed everyone adjourned to the barbeque and presentation in front of our canteen with COFFEE MACHINE! and what a hit that was, again a special thanks to all those who manned the counter during the day as it was a great success for the club.
Things not to forget :
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO WORK THE Bunnings barby on Saturday the 19th of april just see me at the club to put your name down as there are plenty of positions to fill .
Easter Holiday Camps , these camps are only on Mon/Tue 7/8 and 14/15 April booking Essential!!!
VOLUNTERERS & COMPETITORS NEEDED for the 2014 Open Bic State titles July 4th to 6th 2014
VOLUNTEERS AND COMPETITORS NEEDED Pan Pacific Masters Games October 31st to November 9th
Cu on the water
Paradise Point Sailing Club
Gold Coast Qld 4216
Mob 0407 145397