Women Windsurfers’ Event: Confessions of the Event Organisers
It was raining in Melbourne as Fei and Lou – “the Event organisers” headed towards Inverloch for the Club’s third women’s windsurfing day. Their conversation went something like: “I keep seeing our names as ‘Event Organizers’ but I haven’t done a thing. Have you?” “No!”
That’s our first confession…
The second was that we both dressed warmly for the day’s activities – including a 5:3 wetsuit. The participants on the other hand, headed into the water in board shorts, rashies and shorties. Were they cold? Who knows, but they stayed in the water all morning and headed back out after lunch. Very impressive especially as the water temperature was warmer than the air!
And there were lots of participants- 25 in all – including a young contingent headed up by Jessica – who won one of the up and coming awards, as did Alice. Big thanks to Wendy Jepsen’s shop- Bayview Trading for donating those prizes.
The real event organisers – made up of the IWC Committee and a few dedicated helpers, got everything set up – and participants out on the water in no time. A huge thank you to all of them, and many more who helped, including young guns Josh and Jayden.
The biggest thank you of all goes to the participants who turned up on a less than sunny Autumn morning, many driving from Melbourne, and some, like Emily, came from as far as Yea. It was great to see so many new faces, and hopefully it won’t be the last time we see those faces on the water!
Finally a very warm thank you to Tash Worner.
What Tash can do with nuttelex and icing sugar is amazing and thats before you add the apple cider vinegar! Or was that lemonade? Whatever the recipe, Tash prepared a wonderful lunch and helped by Sue Smith delivered it with a level of service that McDonalds can only dream of. A very big thank you to Tash whose kitchen most definitely rules!
A successful day all round, with perfect conditions on the inlet – thank you for to IWC for organising that!
The club’s equipment was ideal and thanks to the numerous hands that rigged up gear and got it down to the beach.
Once again, carrying equipment to and from the shore wasn’t a task of the “Event Organisers” – another confession!