Summer Time and the Sailing is (not so) Easy (but really good!)
By svsc, Aug 1 2017 09:43PM
Summer is that quiet time, when sailing is very pleasant and relaxing, but hardly exciting. We take the children out and potter around until the icecream van arrives. Well this year the wind seems to have forgotten it's summer. It just keeps blowing - not always straight, of course - but we're not lacking challenge and excitement.
22nd saw 15 boats out and some really close and interesting races. With holidays and other diversions, we may not manage that every week, but it shows what's possible. and how much more fun it gets when more boats are out. The weather seems keen to encourage us, as the long range forecast shows breezy conditions set to continue.
The cyanobacteria (aka blue green algae) is still present, but there have been no reports of problems, even though most of us have continued to sail as usual. The water is currently much less green than it was a few weeks ago, so we hope it is on the wane. With the water fixed, showers are again working and people are advised to use them.