8.30am Sunday Juniors ; With Sunday morning strating with overcast skies it was originally looking at being very light conditions for the early class but luckily as the morning mooved on the sun came out and the winds settled in from basically the east . The tide was nearly full so plenty of water for all the juniors to get out and give it a go. We had a group of twenty four starters with 6 new first time sailors so it was pretty hectic down on the beach as everyone left the beach . Jack and Dean took their two friends out in the Taz and as usual just cruised , Juliette went cruising on the laser with Dallas , Charlie just cruised in her boat as did most everyone on the day and why not with a nice easterly around 4/6 knots making it all very casual . The funniest part was the all in capsize session at the end with boats and crews falling over everywhere and coming back up with the obligitory choc top sails . Finally just on time at the end we had a visit from a large dolphin who swam in to our pontoon then cruised past our beach with a line of kids headed by Charlie B swimming out to watch it pass truly awesome .
10.30 am Sunday Juniors . This class is starting to build in numbers again and with two new sailors in Caiden and Mary stepping up to a new challenge we decided to extend their course all the way down to the canal and included both tacks and Gybes . Caiden couldnt wait to get in the Bic but Mary who was afirst timer asked for Casey to come out at first but after a few laps off she went as well with a very proud mum looking on . Addy who is back from her second bout of the flu also excelled on the course even if occassionally we had to get her to pull the main on more right Addy ! . Abbey sailed well as did Lewin but the heat got to them all towards the end so we pulled the pin just before 12 so that everyone could get back in derigg and get in the shade .
1.30 pm Open Racing ; With a couple of extra sailors signing up for racing we ended up with a fleet of fifteen boats at the start line and with a roaring outgoing tide and a southerly placed A mark you guessed it there was a general recall at start one but on start two everyone stayed a bit further back and they all made a clean start . We set the course in our channel as the tide was ferocious but even worse in the Soverign channel . Greg got a good clean start and managed to pull a 70 metre gap on one of the new guys and kept in front until heading fior home where he was overtaken finishing 3 seconds behind followeb by Peter F Tom and Steve . In the 4.7 as usual both Casey and Dallas had a great tussle with Dallas just pulling in front till the ned followed by Charlie and very last aws Declan ( thats what happens went you go the wrong way three times Dec! ).
Jonah in the Bic is off to port macquarie to race with the Bic fleet so good luck mate and have a great sail.
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