Like some kind of hibernating creature my sailing alter ego is surfacing slowly from its winter sleep. Thoughts of sailing are stirring the mind to think of boat work, of varnishing and painting, fitting out the old girl for another season on the high sees of Norfolk. Already the cheque is in the post to renew club membership and another to enter for the 60th Anniversary North West Norfolk Sailing Association regatta that is already up to 50 boats (the limit is set for 65 at Hunstanton SC). Next week is the dinghy Exhibition and my daughters and a friend and I are going to be there next Saturday.
The old Girl (Wild Goose or Goosey Loosey as she is affectionately called) has already a good coat of varnish on the cockpit surfaces; the decks will be done last but next is to prepare and paint the hull. Meanwhile I have been working on the clubs new website and preparing for the Launch supper evening where we are going to do a coaching workshop session, looking at the essential principle of sailing and racing a dinghy. All good fun. can't wait to get on the water. I'm aiming for 18th April, a coaching event at Middle Nene SC.