Yesterday I had two young Teenage chix on the start boat with me at NLSC. One has some knee trouble so couldn’t sail. The other is her good friend and has recently asked me to spend some time with her so she can go get her powerboat licence.
I got to do the horn for the start sequence. Yep that was it! Didn’t do times, didn’t do flags, didn’t call the line, didn’t lay the line, didn’t drive the boat or pick up the marks. I just had a nice day on the start boat watching everyone enjoying a great breeze. It was great to hear the girls talk about what sort of start line they wanted for the conditions they had. Big shifting breeze they wanted a nice length line and tried for pin end bias.
Today one of them turns 14. Happy birthday Georgia!
The two girls are so awesome and our sports future is lucky to have young chix like them! Not only could they run a start boat with out any problem but they were also watching competitors and discussing what they would do. Along with directing rescue boats when we had our top Heron capsized. It wasn’t easy conditions out there! It certainly was a test when it was time to pick up the marks at the end of the day.