Some volunteers said it was the biggest sailing day in their memory, and they could be right. But whether or not a record was broken, we had a fantastic day.
We welcomed 21 sailors from Life Without Barriers, and Narooma and Moruya high schools, and all their wonderful carers and teachers, so there was quite a crowd on the foreshore at Nelligen. Even though the wind was light, all the boats managed a few circuits on the river before our safety boat "JB" called them into the pontoon for a change of sailor to make sure everyone had the opportunity to sail.
And, of course, our volunteers - Peter Glen, Scott Berick, Michael Leydon and Michael Brassil, Tish Ennis, Martyn Lloyd, Terry McDonough, Ruby Rose McMath, Sue Novak and John Parker - deserve a huge pat on the back (or maybe a back massage!) for doing such a magnificent job.
The office was hectic and the very busy skippers of the four 303s and safety boat crews swapped duties as often as possible. To all those who unloaded, rigged, and then packed up in the afternoon, your blood is worth bottling - it really is very hard work.
Because of school holidays, we won't see the schools next Monday, April 15, for the final sail of the season, but we hope to see everyone else.