Early season sailing
The new 2015 / 16 sailing season is starting to get underway with many clubs having their opening cruises and UCT YC holding their Frostbite regatta this past week-end. If this regatta is anything to go by we are in for a bumper year in the Sonnet Class as the conditions were fantastic with winds around 10 - 15 knots and a nice sunny day. There were 12 Sonnets on the water and with 7 short races in the day, no-one could complain that there was not enough sailing.
The other interesting fact was that the older wooden hull, 518, that had been brought down from Port Elizabeth and mated with an even older rig, 484, showed that you do not have to be in a new glass-fibre boat to be competitive as they were very competitive on the day ... all it takes is excellent sailing (and an Olympic sailor, well done Asenathi!)