Winter Series Updates – Resail of Race 3 – 26/08/18

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

We tried, but it was not to be!  The re-sail of race 3 was sadly a non-event.  It was such a beautiful Winter’s day, giving us just a little hint of the Spring weather that is around the corner.   There was a good turnout of Junior and Senior sailors, rigged and ready to go, so we got away and off the beach after briefing and made our way out to the course (Most of us were towed), to be met by an relatively light rising (Incoming) tide.  Most of us didn’t allow for the current and ended up well below the start boat, having to paddle to get back up to the start line.  Skid had the right idea and sailed straight across the estuary an threw a line onto a jetty, and he a Evie could watch the rest of the fleet slowly drift back towards the bridges 😉.  A few boats managed to get to the start boat and tied off.  Young Chris and Kathleen took the opportunity to jump overboard and test the temperature of the water, which none of the adults had any inclination to do!  At that time, The RO decided to postpone, and wait for any likely breeze that may eventuate.  The breeze didn’t build and we watched the current slowly build even further, so after some discussion, the RO decided to cancel racing for the day and we all headed back to the club beach..  It was disappointing that we were not able to re-sail race three, but that is all part of sailing.

It was nice to see a new dinghy in the club.  Young Van has a great looking 125, that he took out, off the club beach in the afternoon (Once we had a little breeze).  Well done to Van, and the family, the 125 looks fantastic.

Again, we had a great turnout of volunteers, parents, and our coach for the day, Luke.  Thanks to all of you to help make these events happen.

Well, we are now down to the pointy end of the Winter Series, with only Race 6 to be sailed on the 9th September.  It is shaping up to be a great final day to the series, with presentations and prize giving scheduled for 1330 and a sausage sizzle for all after.  It would be wonderful, for all that sailed any races in the series to come along and enjoy the comradery, and maybe tell a few tall stories!  Please let us know if you can not attend on the day, so we can cater.

Thank you again to everyone.

Kind Regards

Mike Gaebler

Rear Commodore Dinghy