Youth On Boats Update – September 2020

The Youth sailors enjoyed the opportunity for competitive racing at their annual regatta. Thirteen boats raced around the course set up in the Bay on a blustery Friday evening. This was the first chance for some of the newer cadet members to experience the rules of racing. The Opi sailors valiantly chased the faster Fevas but in spite of their best sailing efforts could not catch up. Prizes were awarded to all classes. The Benjamin Samuel Prize for overall winner was awarded to Ruby Staples and Freddie Miners.

Four of our parent helpers qualified as PB2 drivers this month, helping boost the number of adults who will be able to help with the water based activities next season. Congratulations to Colin and Suzie Grist, Helen Keedy and Jo Wolff for passing the course. As the season draws to a close on the water we would like to take the opportunity to thank all those Club members who help the YOBs even though they don’t have children currently in our ranks. Over the year we have greatly appreciated all the support we have received from Club members including Cliff Elliott, Euan McNair, Peter Jackson, Jamie Lawrence, Mick Church, Phil and Daf Samways and the countless others who have quietly supported us behind the scenes.

Winter activites are in the process of being planned, subject to the latest Government guidelines. The next event is the Beach Clean on Saturday 3 October 2020 at 11am. We plan to litter pick the area around the Club up to and including the beach beneath the Nothe Forte. Please contact Juliet Lloyd for more details.

Submitted on 22nd September 2020