Since the CBYA Hobie Cat Day planned for end June was cancelled due to too much wind, we were lucky to be able to reschedule the event to Wednesday 19th July with 25+ CBYA members & friends signing up to join the fun.
The big day dawned to overcast skies, high humidity and NO WIND! Our hearts sank….
Well, I have been asked to write a brief account of our amazing annual (FUN) regatta.
It really is an amazing event. It mixes total sailing novices with sailors who are only novices on TOMs, novices with spinnakers, experienced racers who actually know the rules, together with people whose reaction to, “one of your tasks is gybe, gybe, tack, gybe, tack” is ”WHAT?!!” (one skipper, who obviously had done this before, raced to the stern and swung the boom backwards and forwards to great effect).
But that is the joy of this event. It really is hilarious, but competitive, with great sailing content and hopefully, learning opportunities for all, whatever your experience level.