Sailing Report - Sunday 3 November.

Gard reports a busy morning, with Tackers 3 and Green Fleet training, and a number of voisitors enquiring about membership of the club. and sailing opportunities.

Around lunchtime, the wind picked up a bit, providing a good breeze for the Afternoon Short Course Racing. Race Officer, Craig Stanger, was assisted in the Committee Boat by Norm Richards while Stuart House and Bob Johnson manned the Race Support Boats assisted by Gard Saunders and Meryl Todd. The Fleet was one of lhe largest for Short Course racing for some time, with 6 Lasers, 9 Sabres and 6 Youth boats facing the starter.

In Division 1 (Lasers), Dave Krempin returned to again lead the fleet around the marks, but he was kept honest by the 4.7 rig Youth sailors Riley House and Matt Hattrick who both had good afternoons on the water.

The Sabres continued with tight competition throughout the fleet, with James Grieve taking out most of the races, while John Ladewig, Graeme Hattrick and Nic Taylor were close behind. Even towards the tail end of the fleet, there is close competition between 4 or 5 boats.

Good to see Baden Johnson return to the sailing as part of the Junior Fleet. He may have been a bit rusty on his first sail back, allowing GIl Kusy, Cody Markey , Alex Jones and Marcel Klatsmanyi/Jake Allen to compete for podium places, while Declan Waller kept them all honest.

Next Sunday, 10 November

Morning - Tackers 2 and Green Fleet Training; Adventure Sailing in the Club Pacers from 9.30am

Afernoon Racing — River Runners Racing with Race Officer John Henry. Briefing at 1.00pm