Our regular sailors Sara and Jamie, as well Conrad who came through the Sporting Wheelie’s organisation.
Numbers are always down in the winter months. Not sure why, it was very pleasant at the lake.
We are slowly working away in the background at increasing participation. When we have 20 sailors every sail day with all their carers we’ll look back at this gentle time with a great deal of nostalgia.
Volunteers Learning to Sail
Both Debbie, Sara’s mum, and Wendy went out for their first sailing lesson. They both got back to shore completely confused. Port, starboard, tack, gybe. What does it all mean? Don’t worry, it won’t be long before it all becomes second nature.
I’ve put a “Learn to Sail in an Access Dinghy” guide up on the web site so you can brush up on some of the theory. Check it out here.
We are organising a learn to sail course for any volunteers who would like to participate. Probably over 2 days with a morning of theory followed by a day on the water. The aim is to get all students up to a competent skipper status. We will source some funding for this so we can keep the cost to individuals down to about $30 each. Please get back to me if you are interested.
Discussions are progressing with council with another meeting to be scheduled soon. Paul has updated plans for the shed which I can email to you if you’d like a look.
Don’t forget our AGM on Thursday at 6.30pm in the KBSC Bilge Bar. It won’t take long but your support is appreciated. Most positions on the committee have already been filled so you won’t get lumbered with something!
Catherine and Suzanne have taken the bull by the horns and are investigating funding opportunities. They’ve already talked to the Sport and Recreation people and St George’s Bank. If you have ideas about funding sources or what we should spend the money on please get back to me.
Cancelled Sail Days
Bernie took the sensible decision 2 weeks ago to cancel our sailing due to high winds. He emailled everyone and also left a message on the Sailability phone. Unfortunately a few people turned up. Sorry.
These decisions are, of necessity, taken at the last minute. So if the weather looks at all dodgy please ring 0400 742053 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á0400 742053┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬áend_of_the_skype_highlighting before you leave home on a sail day. You may get Bernie but if not you will definitely get a voice mail that will tell you what is happening.
This sail day phone number is included at the bottom of every email.
Until the next sail day on the 20th.