Congratulations Glen Foley – the overall winner of the Cooloola Cup, pictured with Commodore Peter Shaw and sponsor, Billy Mitchell, Century 21
The weather forecast for the Cooloola Cup weekend regatta was not looking good. Blustery SE winds and squally showers were expected but, as it turned out, there was a good breeze and we only got one drenching.
The regatta was kindly sponsored by Billy Mitchell from Century 21 and the Tin Can Bay Chandlery. There were 28 entries, 14 Wetas, 6 Flying Fifteens and other dinghies in two divisions.
The start of the race in Snapper Creek was quite a sight with all the Wetas lining up on the start line, especially as it was low tide.
The second race was the ‘traditional’ long one, in a favourable SE wind, which went to Ida Island and back to a finish in the creek.
The overall winner, both line honours and handicap, was Glenn Foley in a Weta, Time Bandit.
Please note, there is a school holiday junior sailing course planned for September 28-30 for all school age youth. It is a fun three days, where the children learn many basic aspects of sailing and have a ‘Pirates Race’ on the last day (weather and tide permitting).
The course is run by Yachting Australia qualified instructors, all of whom are experienced sailors and have Blue Cards.
The boats used are Laser Bugs, Laser 4.7 or radial rig, RS Quests, Spiral and a Status.
The cost is $230 which includes a Yachting Australia fee (insurance) and membership at the TCBYC until the end of June 2022.
Following the course there is ‘Green Fleet’ sailing on alternate Saturdays so that sailing skills can be practised and developed. Places are limited, so bookings are essential.
For further information, check the Tin Can Bay Yacht Club website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com