Day 3 – July 9th, 2014

Yesterday’s Boom mishap was soon rectified with the help of Director Bob who fixed our battered spar and returned it to the clubhouse the same evening. It sure felt stronger than new and made it through a strong wind day without a hitch.

Boom Stronger Than New

It was a sunny and blustery morning with a reported 40 knots in Johnson Strait not very far away. Fortunately Browning Harbour is protected on 3 sides, providing an ideal location for young sailors. We were probably running closer to a steady 10 knots close to shore and 15 further out in our anchorage, making for a lively yet controlled introduction for our students. Our flag flew proudly and despite the higher than normal breeze, all boats were fully crewed on the water.

Flag at 10-15 Knots  The Good Life at Speed

It turned out to be a supreme water day for everyone as winds tapered in the afternoon, yet stayed steady throughout the day. Judging by the squeals of delight we knew they were have a great time – managing their boats in lively circumstances. We never did get to see a boat dawdling as they all seemed to be stuck with a foot on the accelerator. The old adage that a sailboat spotting another sailor automatically transforms into race mode sure was true of our participants today!

Passby for Grandpa JimTogether for Once

Despite the boisterous water antics, lunch together followed by the finer points of instruction from Nathan provided the backdrop for the afternoon session back on the water. We suspect our students will sleep well tonight!

Lunch Hour Instruction on the SlateLunch TogetherDerigging

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