· The Club Champs rounds 5 and 6 were sailed in the best conditions this season. The wind averaged 8kts with gusts to 13kts from the East-S’East. Juniors with 11 sailors again outnumbered the eight senior sailors. Add in the LTS crew with Viking, an opti and the frostbite we had a fleet of 22 boats.
· Mid-week evening sailing on Tuesday 14th saw a fleet of 17 boats on the water, about evenly divided between senior and junior. We were not too sure how the wind would hold so the RO set a short course with multiple laps . We got three starts in two hours of racing and the wind did hold at an average of 10kts from the East. Even in this light wind there were several capsizes. The best thing about this event was the buzz in the clubrooms afterwards.
· Brief sailing report for Saturday 11th January. There were six juniors and two seniors who left the ramp to start. One sunburst broke a tiller on exiting the creek. The Viking did not finish the second race after breaking a tiller also. Three of the juniors retired for various reasons leaving only three juniors to finish both races. Well done Cameron. For most of the race the wind averaged 16-18kts with gusts 20-25kts from the North.
· The power pole and wires are no longer across the end of the adjacent section. The wires are now underground.
· From all Club members our thanks to Hamish Monk who has put in a great effort on the adjacent section. He has put in the sump, filled and levelled the section, built the ramp and also filled in the holes in the rigging area near the creek.
· Over the weekend of 23rd-24th November four of our junior Club members sailed in the Graham Mander Trophy regatta. With several good placings Dominic was the regatta winner.
· Over the weekend 30Nov-01Dec Club members took a small fleet (13) of their yachts across on a visit to the Pigeon Bay Boating Club, accompanied by our new support boat. As predicted the wind was brisk. On Saturday only seniors sailed. There are some classic capsize stories to be told. On Sunday sailing was cancelled with the wind being above brisk.