Not much to report this issue. We were all keen (not) to have a sail on this, the first race day after the Christmas New Year’s break.
I could see lots tired faces among those seated under the clubhouse veranda roof as many of the TY sailors put in a big effort over the Christmas, New Year break to help at the Manly Junior Nationals.
The weather picture presented a less than ideal second half of the season race start with 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. No complaints were voiced.
As we all know sailing is usually only a small part of what you do on a Saturday race day, so without much trouble at all we bounced back from the disappointment, making 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. All in all a great day to spend a Saturday.
Thanks to Tony and David Zara for doing the duty roster today. As it happened there 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.
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