Sometimes Sunny, Sometimes Cloudy

Winter in Capricornia. Even on cloudy days the sailing has been very pleasant through the winter.

Photos by Jenny and Steve.

 

Launching Our New Hobie Trimaran

We launched our brand new Hobie Trimaran today. It was a hoot. Jamie and Steve took it for its maiden sail followed closely by other volunteers eager to give it a go.

Didn’t get photos of it sailing this time but will add some in the future.

I think this boat is going to be in demand by our sailors! Thanks to Graham for these photos.

Maintenance Day at the CCYC

As we all know, Ken works hard at keeping our equipment in tip top condition but it’s a big job and many hands make light work.

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Last Tuesday a few of us got together to help out.

  • Peter and John had a male bonding experience gluing new carpet on the trailer racks.
  • Justin gave all the boats a good washing down.
  • Conrad and Steve were clutching at straws fixing the trailer┬á winch.
  • The dinghies all now have numbers on the sails, 1 to 6. No confusion. I can never remember the boat names.
  • Ken and Bernie did important stuff too.

Next maintenance day the 2nd Tuesday of next month. All welcome.

Trip to Biloela

The trip to Biloela to support getting a branch of Sailability off the ground, and on to the water, was very successful.

Justin, Bob and Steve not mixing with the locals
Justin, Bob and Steve not mixing with the locals
There's that picturesque power station
There's that picturesque power station
Ken and Steve pontificating to the assembled crowd
Ken and Steve pontificating to the assembled crowd
Setting up the boats
Setting up the boats
Adjusting the rudder
Adjusting the rudder
The shortest guy in the deepest water
The shortest guy in the deepest water
Gary's tinny worked fine as a support boat
Gary's tinny worked fine as a support boat
Another happy customer
Another happy customer
Local volunteers were keen to be involved hands on
Local volunteers were keen to be involved hands on
The mob!
The mob!

Sailability Capricornia was represented by Justin and Jenny, Bob, Ken, Conrad and Steve. Don Morris from Bilo had gathered a good crowd of potential volunteers and sailors on the banks of the Callide Dam with the picturesque power station in the background. The dam was 75% full so plenty of deep water. Much larger than the Causeway Lake and the wind blew. Perfect.

After a delightful lunch we had a quick chat about Sailability with plenty of questions from the Biloela mob. We then launched the red and green 303s and were kept busy taking 13 sailors for their first sailing experience. A couple of sailors had travelled over 2 hours to get there.

And thanks to Jenny for the excellent photos.

Our Sailors meet Jessica Watson

On Jessica Watson’s recent visit to the Cap Coast a number of our local sailors and volunteers got to say hello.

New Causeway Lake Photos

Jen was busy with her camera on the last sail day and came up with some great photos. New sailors from the Endeavour Foundation.

I’ve popped them into a new fancy media wall. The button to click is over on the right.
“MEDIA WALL”.
When the window opens click and swipe sideways with your mouse to see all the images on the wall.

Even better click the full screen option at the bottom right.