Volunteers Peter Glen, Terry McDonough, John Parker, Allan Rees, George Sawers, Christine Vincent and Jocelyn Righton were delighted to have newcomers Bob Dickman and Scott Berick join them for the day.
Sailor James Smith arrived early to give a hand before his sail, and then Edie Novak, Peter Ward and Ben Croft rolled up in the Batemans Bay Life Without Barriers bus.
It was great to welcome Ulladulla LWB sailor Tracey Smith, who enjoyed her first ever sail on Poppy.
John and Bob took the first shift on safety boat Squirt, followed by Peter and George.
We missed Tish Ennis and Michael Leydon on safety boat JB, who are in Sydney for the final week of training sailors for the Invictus Games.
Thanks to an incoming tide (yippee) we managed well with just Squirt.
Allan took James out in Slime, our new Breeze 303. Christine then took the helm to take Ben for a spin, followed by Edie, who is pictured with Scott after her sail.
Jocelyn took out Tracey, who had a huge grin all the way up the river and back, and then Peter Ward. By then the wind was changing direction very rapidly, and Peter just loved the bursts of sudden speed.
Scott and Terry were busy on beach duties, and thanks to everyone for towing, unloading and packing up.
We look forward to another good day on Monday, October 22.
A busy season is planned, with three Monday sail days and one Sunday sail day every month.
On the Sundays, we hope to sail in the afternoon and maybe have a barbecue in the evening. We will keep you posted.
Ulladulla sailor Tracey Smith (right) returning from her first ever sail on board Poppy, skippered by Jocelyn