Two new dinghies for the Yacht Club

Russell, Mike and Bob of the Tin Can Bay Yacht Club wondering which parts are which and where they go on their new RS Quests

Russell, Mike and Bob of the Tin Can Bay Yacht Club wondering which parts are which and where they go on their new RS Quests

We have good news and bad news – well, not-so-bad news really.

The not-so-bad news first. Even with some Covid 19 restrictions lifted, there has not been any organised club racing allowed.

But the good news is that the club purchased two new dinghies thanks to a recent grant. The dinghies are two RS Quests and come with asymmetrical spinnakers and a trapeze.

They arrived as a ‘flat pack’, a boat shaped flat back and had to be fitted together. This took quite some time but with nothing as good as messing about with boats, the fitting out was eventually completed. At least one Quest was completed. More fun is yet to come fitting out the second boat.

Even more fun will be when the boats are taken out on their maiden voyages.

The Quests will be used for racing and sail training, without the spinnaker and trapeze initially as soon as the post-Covid era is here.