Oct 13

Wednesday Sailing – October 12th 2016

This week we had sailing on the Wednesday and although it wasn’t scheduled it was  great success.

Hakan a new member was introduced to the club for the first time and had a great sail even though he was unfamiliar with the intricacies of rigging the laser and within a few minutes the clew strap came apart but after sorting this out he managed to have a good sail around.  He is from Turkey and has usually sailed a 470 and is excited about the prospect of racing this Saturday either as crew or helm to learn about the river- so if there is anyone interested then please contact him.

Roland came down and donned in his new drysuit which he removed from the wrappers just before sailing. He thought that as it was light wind that he might not need it but after a remarkably slow motion gybe capsize manoeuvre he is pleased to report that he is very satisfied with the purchase. Oh and enjoyed he the sailing even though it meant he had to set the alarm clock for the 9.30 start—-the joys of retirement!

Thanks to Steffan for stepping in at the last minute and was on hand to man the safety boat and being an instructor was giving tips to Amanda.

So the others in the club watch out as there will be new members getting in weekly training and will be a force to reckon with so next week with a more relaxed middle of the day timing we might get more out.

Regards to all,