Junior sailors on the high seas

What beautiful weather for ‘Learn to Sail’ classes! Robe really looked after the junior sailors this year. 

Gentle wind for beginners, glorious blue water, friends and laughter – what more could we ask for?

The classes ran from January 1st – 5th, thanks again to our generous sponsor ‘The Robe and Districts Community Bank’. 

2018 marks the tenth year of their support, and the Robe Yacht Club is greatly appreciative.  

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Our Yachting South Australia accredited instructors (Simon and Matty) ran educational and fun classes, which led  to the ‘Robe Junior Challenge’, which was held on Friday the 5th.

Students put their skills to the test, and raced for the inaugural Junior Challenge Trophy, kindly donated by the bank.

It seemed this year, that each boat had its own personality, with the giggling girls in one, the squealers in another, the boys brigade in another and then ‘Tristan the Braves’ boat. 

Wind conditions were gentle in the morning, however there was no lack of excitement. 

Sailors had a practise race, which resulted in a broken boom and a sea rescue (which looked like lots of fun!), however as quick as a grand prix pit stop, the boom was mended to ensure all boats were match fit for the Junior Challenge.

The race began well, with skipper Jemima Burgess getting the best start. 

The boys attempted a tack which did  not pay off. T

here was action on the bay with a small collision, however there were no injuries or damages, just more giggles!

The boys came home strong with a convincing win. 

Congratulations to skipper Harry Mudge, with his crew  Spencer Treloar, Louis Mudge and Byron Layzell. 

In second place was the boat skippered by Jemima Burgess, then came Imogen Rivaz, followed by Tristan Burgess.

Well done to all Sailors, and we hope to see you again next year!