A beautiful day for a sail this morning. Not too much sun, a little cloud and lots of lovely school kids busting to get out on the water in our little sailing boats.

Owen, Jacob, Joshua, Brodie, Jacoba and Harrison from Royal Far West School came down with Joe, Victoria and Maurice for an early morning sail, then Harry, Lliam, Gabriel, Samantha, Ricky, Jameson, Matthieu, JinPhoto of Tony and Jin getting ready to come down the ramp, Sion, Max,Photo of Rob, Mum and Ethan in the orange boat. Ethan, Milla, Mustafa, Alec, Liam, Jasmine, Photo of Col and Yu Yu getting ready to be helped into a boatYuYu, and Tazmira,Photo of Jim, Tazmira and teacher in the red boat quite a large group arrived first of all in dribs and drabs with some of the parents, then in a bus with the remaining 12. Thanks so much to their very patient helpers and parents they all managed to have a sail in the slow conditions, and then a nice lunch in the park later on.

Of course this could not have happened without our wonderful Sailing Coordinator, Brian: Support Boat Driver and observer John and Cory, Pontoon Manager; Col, fantastic sailors; Ivan, Rob, David G, Jim, John B, Sam and John O.C. We also had some new volunteers today…welcome Alex, and Kathy; Registrar Helen, radio operator Sheila, extra helpers on deck Denis, Michael, Terry and Phil, helpers on the pontoon Tony, Alex, Jerome and Byron.

The day would not have been complete without a huge Navy vessel fresh from the Antarctic that cruised into Manly Cove, taking up more than half of the harbour, so that even the ferries had to detour, and our little boats just bobbed around trying to keep out of its way.