We also reviewed what you could do to control your boat in the stronger winds. Doing things such as letting your sail out and turning up into the wind. This week Trevor being away Kody & Dylans dad and James's dad manned the small rubber ducky. They set a small port triangular course. Windward mark offshore and the wing mark towards the wharf. Just at the time we heading down to the shore the wind picked up somewhat and some of the young sailors found the stronger wind flapping sails a little intimidating. At this point we decided to take the skyriders out 1 at a time to start them off and judge how they were going before taking out the next.
A couple choosing not to go out on the water. For those who chose to go out they got to experience some stronger conditions with wind gusts getting up around the 15 knot mark. A number of the kids gaining some confidence once they got out testing their skills. Also a number ended up capsizing. The small rubber duckie was kept busy. We ended up changing the course to a shoreline reach to relieve the pressure on the rubber duckie responding to capsizes.
Regards Hugh Lewis