8.30 am Sunday Juniors ;
With blue skies and light winds it was just perfect for our junior group of 16 sailors to get out there and enjoy the morning with winds from the n/n/w it was great to get back to manageable conditions . There were plenty of smiling faces with even Taine out there on his own sailing a tera as the conditions were perfect even if a few people drifted under the bridge and had to be towed back form the dark side . One rescue crew did get a bit bored and accidebntally spray water on people with the safety bucket but being a wet didnt matter in the end because all the crews were allowed to capsize in the end showing the general public walking past what true sailing fun is .
10.30 AM Sunday Juniors ;
We havnt been getting to many starters for this session of late but at least Abby and Addy are there and again due to the light conditions the were able to work on Gybes and boat speed essential for light winds . We set a triangle course so it was a bit tough at first but after some coaching around the marks the girls were happily sailing around the course and as the tide came in they even stopped running aground ! I died hear at the end of the day that Ollie has done an achilles tendon so he is out of sailing action for a while so take it easy Ollieas I know from experience that those injuries can be very painful.
1.30 pm Open Racing ;
It was a bit difficult setting a race course as the winds were tending east at around 5 knots and the outgoing tide was really starting to pick up speed . Pete and I set a L shaped course east then north so the start was especially difficult and with the Amark having the tide at right angles . The whole fleet had a good start but the person who read it the best was Greg who went right up north before tacking over and laying what turned out to be a very difficult top mark . Having set the course for five knots average of course the wind half way through the race doubled in strength so the lead boats were back in less than an hour with Greg and Tom continuing there usual battle and Steve bringing up third . With Pat ( broken arm ) Dallas ( blood poisoning from a mysterious bite ) and Charlie ( swollen fingers from trying to start the outboard ) Casey was assured of first ahd Brendan following in the radial and Dec holding down third ( and he didnt even hit and sandbanks this week!!!)
Club Xmas Party 10th December
Try Sailing Fundraiser 3rd December
2018 Gold Coast Pan Pacific Masters Games October 2018
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