Amongst the fleet on the day were 3 Micron’s, 6 Optimists, 1 Viking and 3 catamarans. A few on water boat swaps were performed to allow sailor’s the chance to try out other yachts. This was ably facilitated by the Club Coach Boat expertly helmed by Bruce Jonson.
Although the breeze was too light for the trapeze wire it did not stop one of our junior club members Miles Jonson from strapping in and letting it all hang over the side.
The club welcomes Logan Dobbs who having only had 15 minutes’ instruction on sailing was given the helm of the Tiger Cub, a scaled down Paper Tiger Catamaran. He acquitted himself well and later swapped for an Optimist. The smile at the end of the session said it all.
The numbers of teenagers sailing are increasing and it was great to see Brecon Cameron, Mac Willacy, Madeleine Schnackenberg, Kylie Dobbs, Flynn Sunderland and Josh Langley out sailing with confidence. It should be a good junior race series with some good on the water competition.
Not forgetting the younger sailor’s Grace Jonson, Brynn Landman, Ben Tanner and Miles Jonson who demonstrated good sailing skill on the day.
The learn to sail programme will get underway shortly. Currently we have no spare capacity for the learn to sail programme, however, we would welcome club members with their own yachts. We are also planning a race series for trailer sailor’s as well as beach catamarans and dinghy sailing for competent junior and senior club members.
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