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Seven members attend SeaSpray Clinic Sept 12 and 13th

posted Sep 15, 2020, 7:28 AM by Commodore NSC
The North American SeaSpray regatta planned for Osoyoos Sailing club over the same weekend was recently cancelled due to the pandemic.  Since Newell Sailing Club members were not travelling for this event a club clinic for SeaSprays was held instead.  On Saturday, good Easterly winds blew nicely providing an uncommonly nice sailing location just North of the club.  General sailing in the morning over a lot of the lake was followed in the afternoon with four short course races.  It was a good chance to test a new set of sock sails made by Leitch and McBride of Victoria, BC.  North Sails have not been able to provide us with sail making services for the last couple of years.  The L & M sails proved up and will make a good alternative choice.  I am sure they will be able to make halyard sets as well.  They are a very nice black colored laminate sail best rolled for storage.  
Sunday came in a lot cooler but warmed gradually over the day.  The winds were a bit stronger than Saturday and with the much cooler temperature no one sailed.  Later in the afternoon conditions were good enough but things had generally wrapped up.  Some boat work, repair and enhance discussions and activity took place on Sunday.  Everyone was happy to attend this sailing activity and gain some beneficial experience and boat enhancement.