We are still very busy with the Sailing Club Suriname. Although the
mills of government grind slowly, we made some headway. The MAS (Maritime Authority Suriname)
is now going into the technical drawings of our new jetty and hopefully
advises quickly and positively towards de district's commissionary, as
we can't wait to start the construction.
The website is online:
www.sailingclubsuriname.org and there is activity in the social
media. It is a half-time job but it's a lot of fun.
Our activities commissioner Dyron is now under the spell of the America’s Cup
and organized last Sunday
our first official
Matchraces “Sranan style”.
Normally matchraces are sailed with two identical boats, but the
Surinamese style implies flexibility so it can also easily be done with
420 and a catamaran. Furthermore it means: the more the merrier, BBQ and
iced drinks, improvising and: fun. The race is not about the winner as
everyone takes part; including novices,
which leads to hilaric effects with a crowd in a 420.
The buoys were prepared
the boats were rigged up
and a short course was plotted with a start, upwind & downwind tracks
As a result of high
springs the current was
a true challenge (tacking with the cat was almost impossible)
and the variable wind created many tense moments. The sensational final race
with Bryan and Romeo in the cat and Dyron with two prospective SCS-members in
the 420 was a magnificent grand finale.
Also the girls' team held a prominent place; with victories in both boats
they were at the top of the overall list.
The BBQ kept going with JW grilling the hamburgers. It was a very successful
party and everyone is looking forward to the next club event.