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Whiteness reports April 28, May 5, 12

by Unknown - 16:58 on 16 May 2013

Whiteness Sunday 28th April

With winds gusting to 40mph and temperatures just into double figures it was not  a day for dinghy sailing. Paul Chaplin gave some classroom instruction and Alec took the RIB drivers out for some practice. Robert
volunteered to go out in a Wayfarer so that the RIBs could exercise in  taking the boat off a lee shore. Fraser Wellar ventured out in his Topper and did very well given the conditions. With Ewan MacPhail and new member Jacek Gajewicz on board the Wayfarer they enjoyed some exhilarating sailing.

Whiteness Sunday 5th May

Yet another early start with temperature lurking around 10 degrees. The wind once again ranging from 20-30 knots. 7 boats braved the conditions and despite the strong gusts there was very few capsizes.
Next Session - Sunday 12th May and 12:00, we need a few more additional helpers ashore and afloat if you can come along.

Whiteness Sunday 12th May
With the wind dropping to an acceptable 10-12 knots and a better start time of 12:00 we had a much better turn out and many more boats on the water.
Our newly acquired Topper Byte and Laser Fun took to the water for the first time, helmed by respectively by father and son Ewan and Colin MacPhail. The Laser Fun recently gifted to the club by Jonathan Zwakman from Aberdeenshire should prove very popular with beginner's as it is very stable and forgiving.
We are short of RIB drivers for the safety boats and the same people are doing it week in week out at the moment, if you are qualified and have a few hours to spare please come along.
Next session Sunday 19th May at 09:00

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