Dinghy News – Winter Series (05/07/18)

Hi to all Sailors, Coaches and Volunteers,

Well, what an excellent winter’s day sailing we had almost a fortnight ago, with 22 dinghies on the water in superb (But light) conditions.  Congratulations to all of the place-getters in the Pacer Cup, Junior Winter Series and Adult winter series.  The results were very interesting, as the yardstick results bunched the fleets up on corrected time, and gave everyone the opportunity to pick up a flag on the day.  A commendation to all the juniors on the Open Bic’s and the Feva’s for doing such a great job getting around the course, considering how light the breeze was.  You all did very well, so keep developing those skills.

I hope the juniors who sailed with an adult on the Pacers were able to learn a few tricks from the more senior (Not Older!) skippers…  It is a great opportunity to pick up your skills and build your confidence.

It is not often that we see this, but I do have it on good advice that we even had a “Panda Bear” out on the course!  I am wondering if Panda will make an appearance this weekend.

Unlike this week, with all the wind and rain, the forecast for Sunday, is another beautiful Sunny Winter’s day, 10-15kts from the East in the morning.  That is about as good as it gets, so come down and build your points for the winter season.  If you are sailing a Pacer, you could take home the Pacer cup and the Winter series.

For those junior’s that were not able to make it down to the first race day, come down on Sunday the 8th for training, and we will endeavor to find you a boat to sail.  It truly was wonderful to see all the sails out on the foreshore in the sunshine.  It is the best way of show casing our club, junior & dinghy fleet to the community.

Remember that briefing is at 0900, so we want the dinghies rigged, and ready to be on the course for race start at 1000.

See you there on Sunday.

Kind Regards

Mike Gaebler

 Rear Commodore Dinghy