ACTIVITY at Castle Cove Sailing Club has increased in preparation for the new sailing season.

Last weekend, a massive 100 tonne crane launched 39 boats over at the club.

The weather, high wind, caused changes to the original schedule and the planned work for Saturday had to be cancelled and work continued on Monday.

The task organiser Barry Scutt said that spirits were sustained by an endless supply of tea and bacon rolls from volunteers.

There has also been a club supper and dance class, which included lessons in dancing the Charleston and accordingly ladies were invited to wear flapper dresses and gentlemen Al Capone outfits.

The club are also preparing for one of their busiest weekends of the year, where there is a free day-long training session from Jon Emmett, on and off the water.

Emmett has over 20 years of coaching experience from grass roots to Olympic gold and has recently published two books on the subject.

There is a reorganisation of the boat deck following the movement of the keelboats to enable the vacated space to be used for dinghy and smaller boat storage.

On the horizon there is the Cadets Land Day tomorrow and this will include the critical sign-up session for cadets.

This year there are three series on offer, the Friday evening cadet sessions for RYA level two sailors or equivalent age eight to 17, optimist/beginner training for less experienced younger sailors and Sail4all sessions to be run on Saturday afternoons.

There will be a boat jumble and a picnic social lunch.