8.30 am Sunday Juniors
With Summer finally showing its warmer weather and with around 12 keen sailors and the odd parent rigging boats we soon had a fleet of boats ready for the water . As usual we started with a safety and sailing conditions briefing and it continues to surprise me each week the amount of sailing knowledge that these young people are absorbing . Conditions were fine with light winds starting in the north so a nice reaching course was set for everyone straight accross the waterway with both tacking and gybing allowed . Although we dont normally allow single sailing in this session we did on sunday so people like Harrison and Cooper were allowed their own boat and both really learnt heaps . The current was on the out so the sand banks were showing themselves but most people still managed to run aground evenwith me standing there in knee deep water? and just to confirm for everyone when Iam standing in knee deep water yes it is too shallow and you will hit the sand !!!
10.30 am Training
With conditions improving with the winds swinging towards the n/e at around 8/10 knots we decided that as part of training it was a perfect day for some reaching down to the x mark and back towards the club . After adjusting everyones rig to suit the conditions in an effort to gain maximum speed we set off with as usual Jade in front followed closely by Ross in a 4.7 then Emmerson in a 4.7 then Kaia in a Tera ( yep we have to get her in a bigger boat but she is just si skinny ) To make it far and keep the group together we had the lead boats constantlyturning back mainly to stay with Kaia in the Tera . The two fastest boats were Jade and Ross who really had their boats smoking along . Emmerson soon got the idea and pulled more sail on as did Kaia especially in the choppy conditions mainly caused by the high number of boats and jet ski,s on the water. .
1.30 pm Open Racing