LTYC Centreboard Activities are in full flight
Earlier this year we faced the prospect of our centreboard sailing activities being severely curtailed following the discovery of a toxic algal bloom in Lake Taupo. However mother nature provided the solution and within a short period the threat disappeared allowing normal activity to resume.
This year we have provided paid coaching services to 35 Learn to Sail participants with a number deciding to progress on to Level 2 Learn to Sail.
Thanks Blake. The paid coaching programme has now been completed for the hyear but Level 2 and club sailors will continue to be coached in more advanced techniques by Scott and Clementine.
Apart from Learn to Sail, normal Club sailing activities are in full swing as we lead up to our annual centreboard regatta. This is ouor annual chance to show out of town sailors that Taupo sailors can compete.
Speaking of competing, Taupo sailors performed well at the recent Oceanbridge Regatta.
On February 6 the Club held its annual pirate race and by all accounts everybody had a very good time "me hearties".
Our next event in the centreboard fleet is the centreboard regatta on March 10 & 11. This will be followed a week later by the 420 CNI Teams Racing Regatta.
The Centreboard season will wind up at the end of March as daylight savings shortens the days.
One of the challenges facing the centrboard group going into next season is the shortage of helpers to drive RIBS and run races. If you know of anyone who could assist in these areas, please provide details to Rear Commodore Michelle.