We also welcomed new volunteer Stephanie from the Commonwealth Bank in the Bay. Stephanie helped us unload and rig boats before returning to work, so we thank her for her time and effort.
An early start to beat the heat seemed to work very well. The briefing was held at 9.30 and we were sailing by 10.30.
James and Brad arrived first, followed by Ruby Rose, who learned more about "running the office" on sailing days before helping out on the safety boat.
Waving the flag from Life Without Barriers were Jodie, Edie, and Ray, who had a great sail on Slime with Michael.
The first boat out was Poppy, with Martyn on the helm and James as crew. Edie was on Poppy next, and made it very clear that she was very excited about going sailing.
On Slime, Peter G took out Rebecca and then Meaghan. Lochie stayed out for some time with Terry, and then Jocelyn, on Peter's Pride. The next time Lochie sails, we hope the wind will be brisker because he showed a great aptitude for helming, though he did manage a couple of doughnuts in very light wind.
Thanks to George and Allan for manning safety boat Squirt.
The wind was very light until it was time to pack up but all the skippers showed their skills at drifting on the outgoing tide.
Michael L and Michael B did a great job as beach co-ordinators, and Tish not only ran the office but also cleaned and polished Peter's Pride, all one-handed!
We look forward to welcoming students from Moruya High at our next sailing day on Monday, March 11.
We anticipate another early start for volunteers, with the briefing at 9am.