Welcome to the 2019-2020 sailing season. I will be your TY delegate for this sailing season and will attempt to keep you up to date with PKSC race results and any TY news that I am aware of. Let me know if you want something communicated to other TY club members and I will attempt to do so. Currently the club does not have a Newsport editor and will attempt to publish TY news on our PKSC TY site.
What a great start of the season with good manageable winds on each of the 3 race days sailed. Even with the specter of a blown out race that Barry Grant, Ray Stanley and Greg historically bring to their scheduled duty day we had near perfect Saturday sailing conditions. Barry, Ray and Greg set a cracking course for Rosstered Off and Froufrou to make the most of the great conditions. Thanks guys.
No close racing today as Rosstered Off lead from start to finish increasing her lead over Froufrou every leg. It did give Froufrou to experiment with our sailing trimming which is always a good thing to do when the pressure is off.
That is enough of the sailing stuff now let’s get down to the real reason we belong to a sailing club, the talking shit with your sailing buddies. Given that we usually make the most of our winter break we should have a lot to talk about. I regret not spending enough time chatting to my TY colleagues about their adventures, without too many facts getting in the way of a good story. I for one joined quite a few of our club members who trekked north for the Hamilton Island Race week. including Aaron Weare with his crew aboard Hasbeencounter, Derek and Nicole Shepard and their crew aboard Black Sheep and me Paul Leadaus and Clayton McLellan aboard Froufrou. It was a very well run, challenging and enjoyable event, and I believe we all represented PKSC club well both on and off the water. It’s a dauntingly long drive north but, if you can take your time I recon its worth the adventure. I think we will go back next year and maybe include Airley Beach and Magnetic Island race weeks as well. Who else wants to come?
It is my hope that we can attract a more regular turnout for our Saturday races. Club races are a perfect opportunity to fine tune boats and crew against consistently well sailed club benchmark boats and, to catch up on all the important business that goes along with the pre and post-race discussions. Life is too short to procrastinate so please consider making an effort, putting a crew together and coming down to join us in the club and on the water this season. Its always a good adventure and always good company.