Commodore Hayden Brown and Patron Ivan Stevenson presided over the opening day ceremonies commencing at 12:30, with Junior sailor Zivah Pauley assisting the first flag raising of the season. Long-time club stalwart Bruce Lund was present bringing his humour:”…a P-Class on the lawn…where it belongs!” Numbers on the water over the weekend however prove his the minority opinion!
Within the hour three Wetas, one Laser, one Finn, one Elliot 6.5, one Noelex 22, two Starlings and eight P-Class dinghies were on the water for racing on the approaches to the harbour and Bay. Light winds in sunny conditions drew mixed reviews from participants, although ideal for the younger and lighter Juniors sailors who used their weight to their advantage in the second race. All returned safely from the water and the older generations headed upstairs for refreshment. We’re all looking forward hopefully to another fun and safe sailing season.