RMYS Junior Racing Squad Sunday 18-Dec-2022 update
With the previous weeks Lady Stonehaven regatta cancelled we reloaded to run it again on Sunday. Sincere thanks to Colin Burgess at RBYC for doing the arranging and logistics, sincere thanks to our amazing parent group at RMYS who were doing to bulk of volunteer work to make this happen. The reason why we have such a strong junior sailing group is because of the great collaborations we have between RMYS management, RMSTA and the RMYS Junior Racing Squad Parent group.
That all being said……….. racing was cancelled again due to strong weather warnings and a NE blowing off point Ormond that was above 23 knots which for safety reasons is our cut off point.
That being said the wind further North wasn’t so strong so we instead ran two internal races and they in themselves made for some fantastic racing. Great sailing by all. Great sail by Ethan Rassias and his crew in Race one, great sailing by Lachy Skerritt and his crew in race two. The most amazing save by our vice captain and next season’s Junior Captain in waiting Carli Preston who as her boat was about to capsize leant backwards over the gunwale and forced pressure down on the centre board to keep her quest upright. I don’t know how she did it but it was an amazing bit of sailing. Wawaweewah!!!! Great job too by Ashley Wahlqvist who after capsizing in race one fought back to an amazing second place.
We know break for Christmas and the New Year and look forward to hosting the 93rd Stonehaven Cup commencing 3 January.
An early special thanks to RMYS members:
Andrew Gluth, Greg Blackwood, John Taylor, Julie Davis, Ross Flood, Paul Dunstan, Bernadette Hosking, Charlotte Nilsson-Liu and Terry Hart who have volunteered their precious time to help out our Junior Squad during Stonehaven…… love yas, thank you so much without you we couldn’t make it happen.
Finally on behalf of the RMYS Junior Racing Squad Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all. Thank you for your amazing support.
RMYS Junior Racing Squad Parent Committee.