Sailing Report - Sunday 8 April

Karen 3Sept  60.JPG

Busy morning at the Club with Tackers 2 Training and Opti sailors practising their skills. Lots of happy young faces as they came ashore at midday, after a great morning on the water.

Sixteen boats participated in the afternoon racing - a Long Course event on a Figure of Eight Course set by Gard Saunders assisted by John Ladewig. An incoming tide, and a light East-South-East breeze suggested a pleasant but long afternoon on the water. Howeve,r the breeze freshened a bit to around 10 knots and provided extra pressure in the sails, allowing sailors to make good progress into the wind for their up-wind leg, proving a very enjoyable afternoon's sailing. As always, close racing - particularly among the Lasers in Division 1 where Dave Krempin and Phil Gray(Impulse)  shared the honours, but were kept very honest by Casey Sutherland sailing her Laser 4.7 rig.

Five Sabres raced in Division 2 with John Ladewig leading the fleet from Illan Schofield who has been missing in action a bit this year!

Two Optimists Dinghies skippered by Riley House and Kristian Pugh had a close tussle on the water, with Riley getting the flag in both races. Thanks to Stuart House who keeps a close eye on these young sailors from the Race Support Boat.

Results are now posted!

Race Officer duty for the remaining weeks of the Summer Season has been blocked in - check the Program Page.

Next week - Sunday 15 April

Morning - Tackers 3 Training

Afternoon - Short Course Racing with Craig Stanger  as Race Officer.