A lovely day with perfect light winds just right for learn to sail. Around 25 degrees with a light 6 knot breeze from the SE.
Steve in particular wanted to mention and thank the willingness of parents and even grandparent(s) to lend a hand both in the water and on the shore which helped make things run smoothly.
A good attendance with around 10 kids participated this week. Steve mentioned that his young fella defected and jumped aboard short-crewed Manly Junior of Riley Curry. Apparently having a ball and asking when he could do that again.
Steve advised that the learn to sail kids are really coming along in leaps and bounds only after a few sessions - already having a good feel on how to balance a boat , tacking and gybing and shifting their weight and timing their movements well.
Big thanks to Steve and fellow helpers.
Regards Hugh Lewis
Learn to Sail Coach
PS: Next week is the final learn to sail for the season ( 18th of March 2017). This is the juniors sailing camp. Plan for a great fun weekend. Starts with regular learn to sail in morning, then go out with senior sailors in the afternoon. We do activities in the evening and watch a movie. Sleep over in the club house. Sunday morning after breakfast we go for an adventure sail around Gooseberry Island. There will also be opportunities for the learn to sail kids to hop on a Manly Junior. Normally finish up around lunch time on the Sunday.