Last Sunday was great to see a good turnout in both open and green fleets. The wind did build during the morning so Green Fleet only had one race. Congratulations to Sebastian Thompson on finishing his race after capsizing when "something unexpected happened". Speaking of great attitudes John Faulkner still had a smile on his face when Paul Heyes' spinnaker pulled him into the water during the Tuesday sports boat fun race.
This Friday is the junior disco. As the weather is not perfect and the time limited, we have decided to skip sailing and go straight to the disco. If you haven’t already replied to the disco please let Sarah in the office know. $10 and a plate of food per child please.
Congratulations to the Peninsula School junior sailing team who won Yachting Victoria’s auspicious Junior School Regatta on Albert Park Lake last Monday. The team of David Danks from Davey’s Bay together with Jack Eikmeyer, James Jackson and Lachie Weber didn’t take too long to calculate the team’s position when coming one, two, three and four. Speaking of a 1,2,3,4 finish the girls on Sunday’s 2nd race showed their stuff. I can’t recall a black flag on a Mornington Sunday morning for a long time. When the second race started Jazzy and Lachie went back, Jack joined them and another thought it was a general recall. Great to see competitive starts. Then on Sunday afternoon six kids had a great coaching session with Mel out in the waves in 20 to 25 knots.
Next Sunday is another two races of the club championships. The afternoon does have Mel available for coaching, but I am aware that a number of kids have other commitments. Can we please have an indication of who will be staying for coaching.
The last few weeks we have tried to include a fun video piece and also coaching videos for the kids interest. I am not sure though how many of the kids are seeing these videos. Please let us know who is interested. An option is for Sarah to create a kids email list for them to receive this weekly update and avoid the other club correspondence
Picture for posture and positioning and life jackets