Light winds and not much temperature greeted the seven lively sailors this morning. Starting with a mid A rig breeze was nice, and the small amount of chop on the water soon sorted out the more experienced sailors with their tacking proficiency.
An amount of weed was picked up by most during the session, but not enough to quell the enthusiasm or fun for the skippers. Andrew and Phil turned up for a while to watch proceedings.
After our sixth race, the breeze had settled down to almost nothing, and with no more wind on the horizon, it was agreed to pack up and enjoy a pizza, beer and some good company in the bar.
During the after race “bar talk” we spoke about ways of making the club more inviting to members and how to encourage more participation to sail days, even with the acknowledgement that this time of year has many sailors with other needs and responsibilities – as well as our members who have travelled to warmer climates for holidays etc. If there is anything that people think we could do to promote and increase participation on sail days, your committee is open to all opinions. I am happy to receive and pass on any to the committee, confidentially if requested.
One thought that did come up was around having a set up and tune session one evening, where an experienced sailor/s could offer their setup tips to other sailors in order to increase our collective knowledge and confidence of setup for sail days. If this sounds like a good idea, let me know and we will look at organising a session for this. I am pretty sure we could break out the BBQ as well for this.
On to final results, well done John Cole-Cook (10pts), narrowly taking home the chocolates from Mike Hickman (11pts), with Lisa Blackwood (12pts) just one more point behind.
Wednesday, we will be having the DF95 yachts out again, from 10am, with handicap races commencing from 11. See you there.
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