8.30 am Sunday Juniors
With my phone running hot with new bookings on friday and saturday it was looking like a big day on Sunday and with a total of 16 sailors 7 of which were first timers turning up and signing on we were soon flat out getting people into safety gear and out to the rigging area to help our sailors rig boats . With Jason and Charlie in charge of the safety boats we soon had a course set so that our experienced sailors could get on the water while Daniel , Ross Taylah and I kept the first timers in the shallows to give their first go at sailing . The guys did have a bit of trouble setting the course something about where is the wind ? which was kind of coming from the North? which was enough for the likes of Reece , Harvey , Tristan , Flynn and the rest of the experienced sailors to at least get out for a sail . They did struggle a bit but the smart ones followed Jade who took one her friends for a sail in the Taz . One of my first time sailors Daniel couldnt believe that he actually sailed a boat alone on his first try and I still remember his smile while just slowly cruising around the course . A special thanks also to all the volunteers both adult and youth who volunteer their time every sunday to help with the new sailors coming to try their sport of sailing.
10.30 am Youth Training
This group had a couple of new sailors join them and although their was some discussion about age elligibility we let them join in anyway because we figured they were no threat to the original group and yep they werent ! so who were these new sailors for 10.30 well they were Andrew and Scott yep scotts boat is fixed so they decided to try it out and from that eppisode thats were the idea of a fathers day race was born so all the dads you can blame Andrew and Scott if you get wet next Sunday . We luckily had some wind from the n/e not a lot but enough to give everyone a chance to practice their least favourite sailing yep light winds . Abby nearly lapped scott during the session and she was just about to overtake him when we blew the horn to finish but she reckoned she would have had him on the next lap . Daniel is definitely improving and Charlies saturday coaching influence is definitely showing with better tacking and Gybing speed now evident and finally Roscoe who in general is the best in the group for roll tacks and gybes which shows in his overall boat speed so well done everyone .
1.30 pm Open Racing
With the wind shifting more east by 12.30 and Charlie in charge of setting the race course he set up a triangle starting at Runners the east to A mark then n/n/w to C then s/s/e to B to finish . As it wasnt a club championship race we decided on three one lap sprints which turned out great for the dozen boats out there . Each start was definitely hectic and the work up to A each time was tricky in the 5/7 knot winds and quite strong incoming tide . In the Bics Jade got race one over Daniel but in race two Jade was blocked by Lasers while Daniel got a clean start and Jade couldnt catch him and finaly in race three Daniel actually beat everyone to the start yes he beat all the Lasers while Jade starting mush better just couldnt bridge the gap staying pretty much 50 mtrs behind him around the whole course . In Lasers Greg showed a cean pair of heels in each race rounding A first and just taking off on the reach to C . Young Ross had his best result evey in race two beating everyone over the line for a well deserved second edging out John B Chris and Roger and yes included a fist pump from Ross and included a big grin. I think everyone really enjoyed the racing with perfect sunny sailing conditions just needed a few more knots of wind .
Ok dont forget on sunday the fathers day race probably starting around 11.00 am everyone welcome !
Yepoon starts on the 20/9/2021
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