Sailing Report - Sunday 29 September

Another busy morning at the Club with Adventure sailing in the Club Pacers, Green Fleeters extending their skills in the Optimists, and ….. 8 new graduates of the Spring Tackers 1 program immediately continuing their sailing by starting the Tackers 2 program. We welcome them as members of Maroochy and are impressed by their enthusiasm and the skills they have learnt from their 4 day course last week.

Several boats launched with Adventure sailors, including a number of family groups. The weather was kind, and the morning high tide gave them a lot of water to explore! Adventure Sailing is a great way to get out on the water in a non-competitive environment.

Afternoon sailing numbers were again reduced by the youngsters participating in Queensland Youth Week at Keppel Bay Sailing Club, and a number of adult sailors away supporting their families at Yeppoon or enjoying a family break. Thanks to Mike Groves for acting a Race Officer, setting a great longish course for a pair of River Runners races in a nice NNE breeze.

Only three Laser sailors participated, with Craig Stanger leading the way home in both races ahead of Dave Krempin and Rob Gray who were not far behind.

Our Sabre Fleet continues to grow with James Grieve returning with a re-furbished boat and leading the fleet of 8 boats home by a good margin. Sean Tisdale had a good afternoon on the water, while former Laser sailor Rob Hagan is coming to terms with his newly purchased Sabre. As is usual, the remainder of the fleet sailed closely together in friendly rivalry, with young sailor Cody Novello rapidly improving and handling his boat well in tight racing situations.

Declan Waller sailed his Sabot - the only Youth sailor to participate. Declan will have more competition when the rest of our Youth Fleet return

Next Sunday 6 October.

Morning - Tackers 2 and Green Fleet Training from 9.00am.

Afternoon - 5 heats of the Spring Short Course Series with Race Officers Dave Krempin and Bruce Markey. Briefing at 1.00pm.