Twenty boats lined up on the start line in the October drizzle, hoping the forecast breeze would materialise. From the outset, Dan took an easy lead in his Laser Standard, chased by Topper sailors Max and Harry. With a fleet aged 7 to 17, time was made for an all-important Haribo break between races by which time the wind had started to fill in, leading to quite a different race. This time, the Feva (Mim and Aidan) was first over the line with Jim (Laser 4.7) and Dan in pursuit, followed by Emily (Topper). The double-hander held Dan off for a decent stretch but lost the lead to him as he raced off towards Tesco.
All twenty boats completed both races and whilst OOD Simon G. and Izzy C. processed the results, boats were hurriedly packed away in anticipation of the AGM or more accurately, the Rooster-sponsored prizegiving.
The AGM was well-attended and in outgoing Class Captain Jenny’s absence, Rebecca took us through a review of the year highlighting the progress made on 2023 goals, the achievements of Juniors whilst sailing at CSC or further afield and a look at dates already planned for the 2024 season. Niall was introduced as the new Class Captain and took us through his goals for 2024 before handing back to Rebecca for the prizes.
By 1.30pm we’d celebrated our Junior Handicap qualifers and series winners, awarded the highest attendance, gave certificates to the winners of the Commodore’s Cup series and presented medals and Rooster t-shirts to the winners of Young Guns 2023. Dan was crowned this year’s Young Gun before prize-winners were photographed.
Thank you to everyone who made today run so smoothly, especially Simon and his AODs, Izzy C. and Rebecca. And to Rooster for supporting this event.