Sailing update

Jon Jones (TCBYC Membership Secretary)

It was near perfect sailing conditions for racing early last month. With a steady 10-knot north-northwester 13 vessels headed out to compete, including two new boats to our fleet, Hobbie Cat 17 called Double Trouble, and a new Laser.

No one could come close to Les and Nicky in Reliance, who took out first place in all three Division 1 races. Unfortunately for them, their handicap has now taken a battering, so it won’t be so easy next time!

In the race to the start, the new Laser came in second and the Club status, Tatiana, was third. In race two, following Reliance, Topaz (Michelle and kids) was second and Free to Air (Graham and Di) third.

In the final race Roy and Kay in Final Fling were second and Topaz and Billy the Kid tied for third place.

The last race was fairly long and included a long beat home, so the slower boats elected to run a shorter course which was won by Tatiana, Tickled Pink in second and the Pulsar in third.

Thanks to the support crew and here’s hoping we get a repeat of the great turnout (and weather) in a fortnight.

Since the juniors course we have been encouraging everyone to keep up the skills learnt, throughout the summer sailing season at ‘Green Fleet Sailing’ on a Saturday. Five juniors attended last Saturday’s session, three of those also sailed on boats in the senior‘s club racing on last Sunday.

There will be an ‘Adult Learn to Sail’ course starting on March 3 and 4, and continuing March 10 and 17. Contact – Russell on 0405 063 894.