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Try Sailing Day @ NCYC a HUGE SUCCESS – November 4, 2012

Try Sailing Day was conducted at NCYC on the morning of Sunday 4th of November. With approximately 40 newcomers to sailing, or to atleast NCYC, hitting the water on Novocaine, Schouten Passage, Aurora and Long Time Dead partcipation numbers were pleasing.  Following a little safety briefing the crews learnt how to hoist sails, tack and gybe and generally increased their appreciation for life on a race yacht. With all sailors safely back ashore a few of the more adventurous Try Sailing Participants ”jagged” rides for NCYC afternoon Spring Ocean Pointscore Windward Leeward Offshore Races, two of which were conducted in a stiff 18-23 knot Nor-Easterly in Stockton Bight.

While the afternoon Spring Ocean Point Score racing was tough in the fresh and bumpy conditions there were smiles all round as the race boats berthed back in the NCYC marina and crews wandered back into the club for a post race drink. This was one of the first times NCYC has run club offshore windward style racing with the feedback being positive from competitors and race officials.

NCYC’s Spring Ocean Point Score will continue next week with Susan Walton Optometrists being race week sponsor for the coming week of sailing at NCYC.