News from 2009 Sailing Season
7th November - Annual Presentation Dinner
A most successful dinner, attended by approximately 30 people, was
held on this night at the Som Thai Restaurant. Photos of the event
will be found at:
Awards were made to:
Club Sailing Champion - Stan Best sailing Finistère
Most Improved Sailor - Sarah Liddiard
Sink or Swim Award - Miranda Dibdin
25th October - Race 10
this race was held off Town Beach with a good turn out of 8 boats - photos of the event may be viewed at: http://picasaweb.google.com/BroomeWaters/2009_1025BSCLastRace#
9th August - Race 5
this is the first race that has had to be abandoned due lack of wind in our three year history. These photos illustrate the conditions at what was supposed to be the start: http://picasaweb.google.com.au/BroomeWaters/2009_0809BSCRace5#
5th July - Race 3
Eight boats started in absolutely brilliant conditions. Brett's boat Rattle & Hum was first across the line and competitors and officials repaired to the beach for a needed sherbet and paradise burger. Photos are available at: http://picasaweb.google.com/BroomeWaters/2009_0705BSCRace3#
7th June - Race 1
Six boats started this race in beautiful conditions, with Miranda in her new boat (Sea Goon) leaping to the front by the first mark. However, in the easing winds Brett (Rattle & Hum) was able to get through to the lead, and was first across the line, closely followed by Stan (Finistère) and then Miranda. The first outing with the club of a Flying Dutchman also saw some impressive sailing. Photos are available at: "http://picasaweb.google.com.au/BroomeWaters/2009_0607BSCRace1#"
3rd May - Sail it or Sell it (aka Open Day)
This was the first, informal, sailing event of the year. As a "sell it" it was unsuccessful, with no boats turning up for sale. However, several club boats had an enjoyable afternoon sail after a tasty Paradise Burger". The post-sail social activities continued until bad light stopped play.
The overall event was deemed a success with several new members joining and many expressions of interest. Photos of this event may be viewed at: http://picasaweb.google.com/BroomeWaters/20090503BSCOpenDay#
14th March - Pizza party
The first social
event of the 2009 season:
A wonderful evening was had by all at Loi & Danielle’s on Saturday 14th March - just about our entire membership turned up for this event.
Loi has a wonderful wood fired pizza oven in his garden that was working overtime (not to mention Loi!) during the course of the evening - a delicious selection of many different types of pizza were served.
Live entertainment was provided by Colin (guitar) and our own man-of-many talents Brett (on banjo). We shouldn't fail to mention Brett's gifted sons Luke & Ryan (drums & guitar).
Photos can be viewed at: http://picasaweb.google.com/BroomeWaters/20090314BSCPizzaNight#
What a fantastic evening, and let's hope it's not too long until the next "social"
31st January - Miranda has her own boat
Miranda has purchased a Hobie 16, and photos of her first trial run, in quite lumpy waters, can be viewed at: http://picasaweb.google.com/BroomeWaters/20090131BSCSeaGoonMirandaSNewBoat#
28th January - Inflatable Rescue Boat Re-Born
Broome Sailing Club's IRB has come in for some work during the off-season:
The motor has received its annual service, thanks once again to our sponsor Red Dirt Marine
The punctures have been repaired
The sign-writing has been completed, such that we now proudly display our sponsors names and indeed our own club name
The wiring and lights on the trailer have been completely replaced and it now sports waterproof LED lights.