With our holiday camps we are only running one camp these holidays which will be at the end of the holidays ( 29/30 sept ) yes a thursday - Friday as again we need instructors to safely run these activities and I suggest that if you are thinking of joining in I suggest you submit your enrolment form soon as spaces are filling fast !
Forms avbailable from the sailing office .
8.30 am Sunday Juniors
Well as I said earlier the weather was perfect for this class with blue skies and slow current but we were missing one thing and you guessed it yep wind . What wind there was was roughly west then n/w and s/w so it kept Jason and Guy busy moving marks around but in the end it was just not there so everyone got some drifting practice followed by paddling practice . Tristan tried to get to the green and nearly made it but as usual the wind just died and he just started drifting backwards while Harvey did manage to find little bits of wind to make progress at times then join everyone else in drifting around . We did allow tacks and gybes in the light conditions as well as its a goo time when winds are light to practice gybes . We even put our new safety boat out but unfortunately she decided to stop and not start so the mechanic was back tuesday and apparently its still a fuel problem as she had sat for 4 years and the old fuel even though we replaced it had some residiual left in the system which stopped her fingers crossed she will be going again soon
10.30 am Youth Training
This group which consisted of everyone who were going to yepoon had something totally different which was instigated by Charlie and that was how to read telltales and he even had notes for everyone ok they were my notes by he had them which he combined with questions and I thought it went well with people having to think about how each telltale pair should read in certain conditions they all didnt do that bad mainly the experienced sailors and our green fleet group just looked a bit confused . We only set a short course as the winds yes we had wind were still light but sailable so as a test for everyone we set an upwind and down wind . The experienced people just cruised around and our green fleet struggled which was understandible as they have only just come out of 8.30 but at least thay all gave it a try !
1.30 pm Open Racing
We only had a small group of five boats as our youth sailors had to pack their boats on the trailer so that scott could take them north .
The course we used was an easterly with a start over near jasmine ave at runners and A mark to the east and a top mark up near the top end of soverign . Tom ,Casey and Steve took off well with Tom and Casey having a good battle on the short section but once they hit the long run up to soverign Tom in his full rig just had too much boat speed although we thing when they crossed the line it might have been Casey on handican but I havnt done results yet . Steve cam in third a fair way back as apparently he was practicing hitting sandbanks and apparently he was successful four times so well done steve . Roger had a bad day with two early capsizes and considering he was only in board shorts and rash shirt he continued on and yes he agreed with us as he finished it was bloody freezing . Finally it was Lance then Trisha over the line and heading home . The timing was perfect for finishing as it was just starting to get cool and picking up the buoys was left to Ross as charlie didnt want to put our hands in the water as we were cold enough as it was . Finally dont forget all our racing sailors that the next club championship race is this sunday the 18th september !
CU on the water