8.30 am Sunday Juniors
With a forecast of sunny weather it was always going to be a big day on sunday for junior sailing and it definitely was with 16 junior sailors signing on for the morning session who were taken back at first as the staff were all in a halloween theme yes even me in my black cape and charlie wearing his red devil horns as part of the fun . With Light winds and a big group of newbies as well we pulled out every usable boat bar two which are down at our Varsity Lakes sailing club for a school group and with the usual group of assistant instructors and instructors we soon had everyone kind of on the water why kind of ? well it was Halloween right so Charlie had organised races just for fun and it was a great success and yes very funny with people falling out of boats , drifting sideways and backwards but in general everyone finished each race even a few people who said they didnt know how to steer right girls! . Pack up was even quick as per Ross,s rule no one could go inside for more games until their boat was packed up so well done ross . By the time I walked inside there were games a plenty with pin the spider on the wed and a version of pub pong as well which all resulted in prizes of lollies and jelly sweets , a big thanks to Claire for organising all the fun as everyone had a ball .
10.30 am Youth Training
With the wind settling to the e/s/e at around 6 knots we soon had all the boats ready including the 29er skiff so off we went to briefing ,.Our first topic was return to shore as most people seem to have forgotten this process from what I observed a fortnight ago wher boats wer returning to shore with the wind behind them causing mayhem on the beach and it must have worked as this week they all came back pointing up into no sail zone .
They were all keen in both the Bics and the lasers to basically go for a sail so we sent them south with the plan to keep going until we tell them to turn around . I think especially the bics thought they would get a lot further but they all forgot the incoming tide which was quite long with only Harvey making it to the X mark at runners while the rest were about 80 mtrs behind . In the Lasers of course Ross made it but Taylah stayed back with the Bics and just cruised while the new 29er sailors ( jade and Dan ) were just out to start learning how to sail the skiff. When they returned to shore they both looked happy especially as they didnt capsize but Iam sure it will happen in the future .
1.30 PM Open Racing
the next race for the open fleet is next sunday the 6th of november so the guys just went out for some training for the day and why not it was a perfect 6/8 knots sailing day .
Windsurfing titles 19/20 November ( no sunday sailing )
Sunday 27/11/22 Club Marathon
Sunday 18 / 12 22 Club Xmas Party
12/13 & 19/20 december holiday sailing camps
Xmas closure from 21st december to 4th January
CU on the water