Saturday, October 6, 2012

Grenada Yacht Club Laser/opti add dutch parts..

10.00  They had 3 opties, 1 laser (3 more but incomplete/damaged) and plenty of kids waiting their turn in a dinghy.. I added 1 dutch laser for them to use....
Youth 'Clubhouse' is shade under a palm tree...
Rigging up Laser with parts 'available'..

Going out we pass Nelson Piquet's Pilar Rossi  and on 9 on list of biggest sailboats  although it started out as a alu motorboat of 33 ft or something..

Only 1 laser and many kids waiting on their turn..  so we go rig up my Laser..
11.00 ....And 15 minutes later..

11.30 Next..  Coach Rees'es engine gives up, does not want to go in fwrd.. Looks to me like problem in shaft, not a job for on board/on the water..

Jumping off Condor..  time for swimming..
12.00 And off goes Robert with friends with my dinghy

1400..  Kids seem to have fun at Grand Ance without us..  action for Rees..  Text parents to come pick up kids little later..
16.00 Rees and 1 kid on 'look out'
16.15 First Parent comes to find out if everything is ok etcetc..
Oi.. water..

16.30 Apparently one laser had broken rudder..

Robert likes my dinghy..

So they tow 1 laser in with my dinghy, other dinghy is towed in by the parent with dinghy..

Later Robert picks me up with my own dinghy and we go in so I can tow my own Laser home..

We at The Grenada Yacht Club take great pride in our Boating School. Here all members of our community over the age of eight may learn to sail at little or no cost. Our only requirement is that students are able to swim 25 yards. Programs offered by the school were designed originally to promote Boating and Water Safety as part of the educational experience of Grenada’s Youth.
Many students have learnt to sail through programs offered by our Boating School. The School in its present form was conceived in May 2001 and the first class of students began our Junior Program in July of the same year.

The club’s fleet available for training is made up of two J 24’s, six Laser Dinghies, twelve Mosquito Dinghies and one Inflatable chase/rescue Rubber Dinghy.

Available Training Programs:

This program is available to the youth of Grenada between the ages of 8 and 15 entirely free of charge. It consists of both classroom work and on the water training in Mosquito Dinghies.
Management: The School is managed by the Sailing Committee of The Grenada Yacht Club, a sub committee of which is directly responsible for the operation, maintenance and quality of the school within the guidelines of the club’s charter, which is to promote sailing and boat building in Grenada.
Staff: The School’s staff is made up of paid instructors whose responsibilities include classroom and on the water training. The School very fortunately is able to call upon volunteers to assist with its various programs.

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