GBC | WISP - 4th November 2020

9 Nov

Hi All, 

Another great morning on the water last Sunday. Our Learn to Sail fleet are coming on strongly and our coaching team are really impressed by the quality of our Upskillers who will be ready to try some racing soon. The girls were setting the pace in the Starling fleet with Grace and Zoe going well. Grace took out first place with two wins from the three races. 

On Tuesday evening, in addition to the regular race training with our Opti and Starling fleets we also kicked off the first adult coaching programme we have run at GBC for a few years. The plan is to take a small group through a six week programme using our club Fevas. This is something we are keen to repeat in term 1. 

On Monday afternoon we had a break-in at the club. The door of the mast shed on the north deck was kicked in and while the door is damaged badly thankfully nothing was taken from the shed. We have good quality CCTV images of the three individuals involved and have passed this to the police. It’s a timely reminder that insurance for your boats stored at the club  is strongly recommended. Please also ensure that the club is properly locked if you are last to leave. For those locking up the RHIB shed please also double check that the batteries on our 3 centre consuls are turned off. 

This Sunday its business as usual for our Learn to Sail, Upskillers and novice Starling Green Fleet at GBC with a 1pm meet. For the rest of our Opti and Starling sailors it’s a short road trip to Howick for a briefing at 12:15. Please bring $10 cash for entry payable on the day. For this one we are Team Ineos Team UK. Get creative and see if we can stand out. Cath will be on hand with red white and blue face paints to top off your look. 

Our top Opti sailor won`t be at Howick this weekend. Kevin and Mark Mains loaded up the big yellow van this morning and headed off to Wellington for the Optimist nationals, an event postponed from Easter. Mark has been training hard for the regatta and I`m sure he will go well and have fun with around 80 boats sailing in a single fleet. Good luck and enjoy the experience Mark. 

See you on Sunday. 
Roger

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