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Tenth week in we decided it was time to practice a few manoeuvres in detail. First of all we did Follow My Leader a great boat handling exercise. The first boat sails the course of their choice, sometimes fast sometimes very slowly. The boats behind then try to match the speed and acceleration to stay within a metre of the back of the boat in front. It is a great way of improving crew and helm communication as well as acceleration and deceleration skills. It was tight sailing and we were certainly not cold.
10 hardy sailors turned up despite the rain to take part in the weekly team racing practise at Rutland. It was a fresh breeze that greeted everyone, but not quite enough to warrant reefing. A short course was set to keep everyone on their toes , especially down the wobbly run! There were a few self eject moments out of boats but generally the boats stayed upright and some great team racing was had. Hoping to get a full complement of boats out this Sunday as people get back into the habit of sailing after the Christmas break. Look forward to seeing you all. Meet 1pm on Sunday, changed by the Fireflies.