Saturday Sailing Latest Update…

Hello, to all Sailors, Parents, Coaches and Volunteers,

This is the first of a weekly update to all of our dinghy sailors, young and mature..  I will endeavour to get these updates out on a weekly basis, but depending on available time, and what is going on, I may miss a couple during the season.

We have now had a few opportunities to get out on the water so far this season, with conditions being mostly fine, if not a little chilly!  Last weekend was MOFSC opening day, which was a wonderful event and we could not have ordered better weather.  Thank you to all the Mum’s, Dad’s and sailors for sticking around for the opening ceremony, flag raising, firing of the cannon and the sail past.  I had so many great comments on the number of dinghies on the water for the sail past.  Being out there makes a great impression on the members, visiting dignitaries and the public.  The weather pattern is becoming more like our standard summer pattern, with the wind light and variable in the morning, and picking up in the afternoon, giving us a good solid breeze for afternoon sailing.

The junior numbers are building again this year, with 20 children last Saturday, attending our junior sailing.  A big thanks to the coach, committee, volunteers and all the mum’s and dad’s for helping out.  This week, we are back to the normal 0900 start for the junior sailing, so if you could be there between 0830 and 0845, for preparation and the rigging of the boats, and briefing at 0900.  Could all the sailors get their registrations in asap.  You can do these online (Scan and send the forms to Corinne at the office), Visit the front desk during business hours, or over the bar on sailing days (Make it clear to the staff that you are paying for your dinghy registration)

With opening day out of the way, we have a couple of additional sailing events coming up.  Firstly, this Sunday, the 4th November, we are having a “Discover / Try Sailing day”.  This is an opportunity for the public to have a go at sailing dinghies and keelboats, and visit the club to see what we have to offer. You may have seen the great article in the local paper, and we hope to have people come down and give sailing a go.  The dinghies will be sailing between 1000 and 1600 and keelboats from 1100 to 1600.  This would be a great opportunity for any of the parents to come down and have a sail on either dinghies or keelboats.  If anyone would like to assist, your help would be greatly welcome.  I will discuss on Saturday briefing, but what we would really like is for a few of the more experienced juniors to come down and sail one of the Feva’s as a dynamic display for the public.  Even some of the new juniors could come down and sail on the Feva with a more experienced junior?

The other major event, is the first of our Traveller Series on Saturday the 1st December, and will take place at Bunbury (KBSC).  We would like as many juniors as possible to come down and put on a show for KBSC.  A notice of race and registration will be coming out this coming week. I will discuss with you on Saturday.

Lisa is opening the ‘Hook Café’ this week, so come and try one of the best burgers in Mandurah or a sausage in a bun for lunch.  If you are able to, drop by an have a chat to Lisa, and see if there is anything you may be able to assist with in the café.

Above is a great photo taken on Opening Day. 😉

Thank you again to everyone.

Kind Regards

Mike Gaebler

Rear Commodore Dinghy