Our annual Xmas party will be held at the club again this year due to popular demand and there is even a rumour that our young sailors will be going for a sail to the seaway weather permitting but if the weather is not suitable for sailing we are going to pile everyone on the rescue boats and go and check it out anyway so check the flyer for details either way it should be fun. To book in please contact the club so that your family can be added to the list as its a catered event
The school holiday camps are now open for booking with bookings already coming in for the two camps in december ( 12/13- 19/20 ) so if you would like to book in send an email request as numbers per camp are limited .
The club will be closing on the 21st of december for a well deserved christmas break for all the volunteers and re opening on the 4th of January 2023.
8.30 am Sunday Juniors
After a really hit and miss year with the weather lately the weather has been just right with reasonable winds and generally blue skies for this session and as usual last sunday was no different with n/w to n winds so the guys ( charlie & guy ) set up a standard reach across the broadwater and after a longer than normal briefing ( my fault ) we soon had everyone on the water . The winds were around 6/8 knots so perfect for everyone to get their boat going and even though they were a bit shifty everyone was really flying around the course and there was some really sharp tacking with Zack really sharp at tacking in the Bic and yes Torsen stayed away from gybing this week after his close call the week befrore .I always thank our volunteer sailing instructors as without you people there wouldnt be so many happy faces even Ross,s crew came back smiling and yes they did loose one over the side but he was soon recovered and off they went again . I nearly forgot that charlie was on the rescue boat which is unusual but he was a bit sore from sailing on Daniel and Jades 29er skiff on saturday ( bruised knee,s and lump on one shin yep with three on board there wasnt enough room for him to sit down and she was flying at times so bruised knees and bumps on shins !
10.30 am Youth Training
With nearly all the team in attendance ( Tristan o/s ) we soon had boats rigged ( thanks Darren and Scott ) and ready to go . When asked what the wanted to practice everyone said upwind and gybing so we set a course down to the yellow at the canal and a upwind red mark out front of the club . To help them with the upwind we worked on the stepladder system using the obvious wind shifts on the day and for the downwind we used the whistle gybe . Our senior bic sailors in Daniel and Jade have had heaps of experience in these to manouveres so they were soon out there with the rest of the team right behind them we were ready to try downwind gybing and with jade , Dan , Harvey and Reece soon gone we just had Gemma , Grace , Laya and Xavier to work with and being new to the whistle gybe there was soon lots of capsizing but I have to say they all kept trying and then we had the upwind section which again was hard for them to grasp the stepladder concept so I decided in show and tell so we put all the boats on the beach and then put everyone on Sarah and we then sent Daniel out to show them all how its done and I think they were suitably impressed with Dan,s skill and hopefully the visual worked for next time only time will tell !
1.30 pm Open Racing
There was no racing on the day so a few of the guys just went for a training run over in front of Soverign where apparently it was a tad windy 16/18 knots with gusts . It was so blustery at times I heard that Tom did a granny so whats a granny well you should askTom and yes I have done the odd granny in my sailing career .
19-20 november windsurfing titles
27 november club marathon
First camp 12/13 december
Club Xmas Party 18th december
CU on the water