The EFYC Sabre fleet came together on Sunday 29 May for breakfast at the Club to celebrate a number of important matters.
First was to farewell Helen Faber’s imminent departure for New Zealand. Helen has been an enthusiastic member and we have seen her mature from an anxious Sabre skipper to a competent and capable single handed dinghy sailor over the years. She will be greatly missed at EFYC.
The second event was the presentation of hand crafted burgees to the place getters at the recent RPYC Mini Regatta, which doubled as the Sabre /Shark State Championships. Congratulations to all recipients.
Finally, Graham Hill (Hilly) was presented with a special burgee, inscribed with the award of Honorary member of the Sharks, to acknowledge his enthusiastic support of the class and his design, development and production of the new flat top sail, which is proving so successful and popular.
More EFYC Sabre news….the Saturday morning training sessions managed by Steve Knight and Blair Micklejohn have been popular and a group of graduates of the Club’s adult dinghy sailing course has joined us. This means that the Sabre fleet may gain more members and the participants will achieve more skills and hopefully become Club members. This training opportunity complements the elementary skills learned and will help to provide a pathway to help build the adult Centreboard section.
Next weekend, 6 Sabres will travel to Geraldton to compete in the Batavia Regatta. Several years ago, a small group went to Geraldton and greatly enjoyed the friendly environment as well as the welcome by the Club. More news next week about the regatta.
Thanks to Peter Johnston for the story.