THERE have been a few dabbles and a few false starts, which is only natural for spring, but last Sunday, the South Gippsland Yacht Club finally got their season off to a competitive start in great conditions.
The wind was ideal, the weather warm and the water flat but with an out-going tide starting to run swiftly down Anderson Inlet, there was a lot for sailors to consider as they manoeuvred their way around the course.
They rushed quickly back through the inlet, on a close reach, with the current in their favour and then battled hard up into the current when running with the wind.
It was all very confusing but the better sailors came to the top with Peter Kylie leading the fast cats in and the wily veteran Noel Owen getting the better of his rivals in the mono-hulls.
Some new and young members also tried their hand and it was smiles all around after the best day of sailing for the season so far.
Finally, sailing makes a real start