On Saturday 20th May the youth sailors met at KYC to find the wind gusting up to 29kts at Hurst and the average windspeed hovering arouns 20kts. However, the sea state was slight and sheltered so after some careful crew management to ensure that the more experienced (and heavier) sailors were matched with the younger lighter ones we decided commit to a short sail in the creek. One private Quba, a club Quba, the Tera and a C-ByteII were launched with all but the C-Byte having a crew. After leaving the shelter of the wall and a beat up Short Reach the sailors realised the fun of heavy wind sailing as all but the Tera planed down Long Reach to the Castle. The day was not without its capasizes but everyone enjoyed the challenge and experience.
WATCHDOG NEWS SPRING 2017
The new season is upon us, April has come around in a flash the weather is slowly improving and people are starting to bring their craft back to the club in preparation for the season ahead.
Over the winter we have undertaken a great number of tasks with the aim of improving the facilities and resources of the club, we have a new website, we’ve joined the modern world and even have a twitter account as well as a face book page. Communication should therefore be very much improved as we move forward.
We’ve greatly improved our sailing resources as well, all the support boats have undergone a makeover and have new seats and console covers, watchdog has had a face lift as well and also has a new cover.