We have had a strong start to the 2017 season. Both the social and racing sessions have been busy. The weather has been mainly dry, and only on a few occasions have we had such poor weather that sailing was cancelled. For the Camweld trophy last weekend we had to sail in very challenging high gusty winds. This led to many capsizes and very exciting racing. It was a very battered, bruised and aching bunch of sailors who left the club on Sunday afternoon. But the excitement, and exhilaration of racing in tough conditions are well worth the short term pain. Evidence says that such exercise helps keep you young and fit, but Liz jokes that I walk like an old man after a day like that. I find a couple of ibuprofen before bedtime takes the edge off the aching muscles, and a good nights sleep cures all my ills!
An influx in new members with boats means that all the berths are now booked. A very successful stand at the Ely Eel day parade means that we should have large numbers of visitors for our open day tomorrow. We look forward to seeing both old and new members down the club. It will be a great occasion with lots of things to keep people happy. We will have all the club double-handers out to give visitors a sailing experience that we hope will entice them to join the club and do RYA courses. Help is always appreciated, both on shore and on the water. Most importantly Liz has been baking all week, so the tea and cakes will be up there with the best that the BBC bake-off could produce. We will be running a BBQ that will help fill any remain space.
For those members of the public that cannot make the open day tomorrow we are running a smaller open evening on Thursday.
A week on Sunday the club is hosting the Laser Open. We are hoping for some guests from around the whole East of England. These opens are often very entertaining to watch from the club house. So come along and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the sun.