We had a good afternoon with about 8-12 kts of breeze.
A bit down on numbers compared to a fortnight ago with 4 c3s a Duo and a BK.
Not as much beach to sail on as Kariotahi the other day and very busy with cars and kite surfers. Later in the afternoon they thinned out only to be replaced with a dozen blowkarts who joined in on our course.
Dick had another bad day, arriving late as the new bearings he got for his front wheel during the week didn’t fit so he changed his front wheel assembly for his Winger one. We rigged him up with his smaller mast, which he hadn’t tried before and one of my sails. Finally got him sailing, he made it 3/4 of the way to the bottom mark and his hounds fitting pulled out. So we quickly rigged him with his big mast and got him sailing again but he found it too difficult to steer with the small front wheel and packed up early. Hopefully next time he’ll be a bit more sorted and can enjoy racing round in circles with the rest of us.
I’m still getting used to finding the fine line, on a narrow beach day, of gybing around the bottom mark without either ending up in the soft sand or turning too tight and spinning out – more practice needed so roll on next time.
Greg with the healing Achilles turned up with his camera and got some good shots so he’s going to send those out soon. And now here they are 2 months later.
At this stage we’ve still not officially reformed the club actively and not set a calendar. If the tides and wind look sailable then it’s likely we’ll be sailing somewhere so be prepared. An email will go out with as much notice as possible with time and place.
See you next time,