What a busy first half of the season seems to have been for us TY sailors. With our big contributions to running the 3 regattas we have put on for the club and other normal duty crew duties and with most of our sailing days to date have had a windy edge to them with the consequence of many of us falling fowl of the heavy winds breaking gear and such, it has taken a toll on our sailing day results sheet. No guarantee that the second half of the season will be any better, but the alternative you would agree may not be that palatable either. Whether it’s nice, ugly, sunny, raining or anywhere in between sailing is character building remember, and gives us something to talk about other than politics religion and sex.
Ponitscore Race 10
You probably noticed that Frou Frou was absent from Saturdays race. However I was provided with some firsthand reports of the proceedings. The finish for the first three boats home looked nail bitingly close, and I was also informed about a few embarrassing spinnaker handling moments and spectacular knock downs that livened up the event for many onlookers. It sounded like a very pleasant day on the water though and with 5 TY starters, one of the best supported club races this year.
Results for Pointscore 10
Position Boat Name Corrected time PBH (CBH)
First Momentum 71.39 (71.97)
Second Rosstered Off 73.34 (71.72)
Third Beans 74.31 (74.31)
Forth Serenity 75.36 (81.09)
Fifth Whitewash 82.57 (82.57)
At home and away events
Next weekend of course is our Around the Lake President V Secretary Christmas race. In my opinion this is one of the best club events of the year because we have an opportunity to take new crew aboard, particularly our juniors and their parents, to give them a trailer yacht sailing experience. Unfortunately, Frou Frou will not be able to participate so will miss out on the fun. But I do hope that as many of you as possible will show up for this event and welcome new people aboard your TY’s.
We have some interesting events coming up in the second half of the season. Notably the two St Georges Basin away adventures with the first one on the 4th and 5th February and the other on 4th of March.
And then there is the rescheduling of TY Stay-Cation dates. We seem to be getting much busier with more competing interests demanding our time and looking at the second half of the season the only date that appears free for holding a TY Stay-Cation is the 8th of April, the last scheduled race of the season. This date would work out well because we already have an end of season self-catered Bar-B-Q scheduled. However, if you would still like a TY Stay-Cation please review when you would be available and get back to me by 7 January so that I can publish the options.
One final note
Our next scheduled club sailing event is for 7 January 2017. TYs are down for providing the duty crew but, I have not been able to allocate an available TY crew to cover this date. If you are available for this date and willing to be the duty crew, please let me know as soon as possible so that we can have a race on that day. Please don’t leave it to the last minute and make me anxious.
On that note I wish you all a very happy Christmas and New Year break and see you next on 7 January for the first day of the second half of the Season.
The End Trev