On the 9th & 10th of February is our annual Clarks Beach sailing trip. It is one of the favourite events for our Junior sailor’s and families.
We start the day at the club, getting our boats ready followed by a safety briefing and hitting the water.
After a cruise down to Glenbrook we stop for lunch on the beach and once everyone is fed we get back on the water for the final leg to Clarks beach.
The arrival at Clarks Beach is a busy time moving boats from the water to the club house. Tents are then set up before an afternoon of hanging out and having fun, think touch rugby, bull rush, what ever we fancy. Note the clubrooms are a sleeping option too for those without tents! As the evening hits we fire up the BBQ then relax a little before tucking into bed for a good nights sleep.
The next day we reverse the process and catch the incoming tide to get back to Waiuku. On arrival we de-rig the boats, wash up, and call the first sailing adventure done.
Cost for the weekend is $20 per person and this covers all your food. You need to bring your sailing gear, sleeping bags, ground mats and tents. It’s not unusual to get cold on the way and during lunch so a waterproof jacket is a good idea. Clarks Beach does have some oyster shells in places so footwear is recommended.
There are some logistics to arrange between parents (support boats, transporting of beach trailers, purchasing of the groceries etc.) We generally arrange these on the Saturday morning but feel free to put your hand up earlier.
Those attending need to be at the club by 1:00pm on the Saturday with the aim of departing by 2:00pm.
For all the other club members there is no club sailing on the 9th & 10th but as always you are encouraged to join us on the Clarks beach trip even if only for part of the Saturday sail.