Not much to report this issue. We were all keen to have a sail on this the first race day after the Christmas New Year’s break(not).
I could see lots of tired faces among those seated under the veranda roof as many of the TY sailors put in a big effort over the Christmas and New Year break helping stage the Manly Junior Nationals. Adding to the general lethargy the weather picture presented a less than ideal second half of the season race start with a strong westerly turning into a strong southerly. In the end, and with a report of the Southerly coming through Gerroa at 30 knots, todays sailing event was abandoned.
As we all know sailing is usually only a small part of what you do on a Saturday race day, so without much trouble we bounced back from the disappointment of no on water action and made the best of what remained of the day by doing what we often do best, talk lots of crap, eat and drink lots from the canteen, and stare out across the lake with an empty mind or attempt to predict the weather with no complaints voiced by any sailors’ present.
Thanks to Tony and David Zara for doing the duty roster today. As it happened their duty boat operating talents were not wasted as they were called on to assist one of our visiting sailors who’s boat decided to sail off across the lake without a skipper aboard. Apart from a degree of pride, no lives or boats were lossed.
We do have a couple of TY events coming up that I hope some of us have time to participate in.
The Illawarra Yacht Club Australia Day Regatta on Friday 26 January.
The St Georges Basin and Sussex Inlet Regatta on 3 and 4 February. Always an event that generates fond memories and one not to miss.
Thee Marley Point race 10 – 11 March. With it being the 50th anniversary of the race it is attracting lots of interest from our TY sailors and looks like we will have a good TY representation this year.
Till next Saturday.
The End Trev