It was perfect sailing weather for Saturdays TY championship 7 event but only two starters were able to make it, Frou Frou with Trev and Ian aboard for the long course and Blu Hart with Arthur and Dave Shephard aboard for the short course. The lack of competition did not diminish our enjoyment of the moment though with a slightly overcast sky and 10 to 15 knots from the north east keeping us on our toes and the spectacle of the dinghy and cat sailors circling around us creating another great day on the water. Consequently Frou Frou and Blu Hart recorded a clean sweep with first places in their divisions. Congratulations on a job well done.
Welcome Dave Shephard to our club. I hope Dave enjoyed his afternoon on Lake Illawarra and will continue his association with us by hanging around for the rest of the season and come back for next season.
I had some good feedback about the inaugural St Georges Basin around the basin race on Saturday that a couple of our TYs participated in. Sounded like lots of fun, one we should include in our next year’s sailing calendar if it’s put on again.
Only three more races left in our sailing calendar, one being a championship event. Frou Foru would much prefer racing against someone else rather than travelling solo around the course. Watching the strong dinghy fleet compete made us very envious watching. To all you TY sailors, if you have the next 3 Saturdays free please bring your boat down to PKSC to make it an interesting competition and support the club.
The end, Trev.