Well, we finally had a GOOD weekend and the results from it were AMAZING.
We had both members and learners out in light to moderate winds with the best winds after lunch with gusts up to 16 knots down near the top of Crab Island. I finally had a chance to test out my injured shoulder and despite a bit of trouble with capsize recovery I managed to sail for around two hours. My only problem on Sunday was sore legs from hiking out ( need more practice ).
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The Open Bic Regatta set for the end of June is starting to take shape. Allan Morton and I having a meeting with our local Councillor (Cameron Caldwell) The outcome being that we have his-full support in closing the car-park for the regatta and and his help with promoting the event in our local area.
Volunteers: Now that the event is taking shape the club will be looking for volunteers to help with Boat driving, boat crews, land based support people and also on water judges.
If you think you can help with any of these jobs just let us know at the Club.
started with the biggest group of Juniors with the early class topping twenty and the Learn to Race group topping out at ten. After looking through the club records it turned out the biggest roll up in the Clubs' short history.
Thank you to Pieter V, Jasmine Butler, George Morton and Lachy Reid for volunteering on the day.
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Rescue Boat Training..
I will be running an Introduction to rescue boat duties on Sunday 7th of April starting at 1.30 and finishing at 4.30 pm .
You don’t need a boat license to gain the experience with the rescue boats and their operation so, again, if you would like to learn some new and valuable skills just let me know at the club (warning numbers are limited).
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Easter Holiday - Club Opening
Saturday 30th March
Open for members with own boat on demand
Also check the Easter School Holiday Camp Dates HERE
Race No 10...
It was also the last race of our Summer Series with a marathon race around Crab Island. Good winds and reasonable powerboat traffic, some of whom need to have another read of the rule book regarding sailing vessels.
Chris Connell was first over the line, but the award for best sail goes to (Judge) John Brown who started last after being early for the start (sorry John I had no choice). After capsizing at the top of Sovereign he then fought back and came home third. I think that was a great effort considering his health scare only a week ago! He even found his hiking pants !!!
Another mention on the day goes to the Juniors (Lachy, George and William) who battled around the course with only Lachy going for his usual swim on the run.
I hope you all
have a great Easter