Junior sailing started last week with 17 of our junior sailors taking to the water and showing that they had not forgotten a thing – in fact being deprived of their sport through the winter seemed to have improved their sailing. The gods looked favorably upon us giving a mixture of sun and wind. Day one brought light winds and started with everyone telling 2 truths and 1 lie about their sailing followed by choosing which statement best summed up their feelings about sailing. After this we took to the water with those in drysuits helping everyone else get under way without getting too wet and cold. The light winds enabled everyone to get on the water – some on the front of a Topper. The younger girls chose to stay on the shore and get in some hula hoop practice.
Congratulations to the hardy juniors who braved the wind and the waves for the first race of the Junior Race Series. With a stiff and chilly Easterly Easter Wind Oscar Morley, Ben Tylecote and Thomas Branson braved the waves to head out to the start line.
Assisting on race duty were Jamie Tylecote along with Finlay and Connor Ribbons.
This is a new series and aims to get some of our younger sailors out on the race course enjoying each other’s company and improving their skills. It is not a replacement for sailing courses and a certain level of self-reliance will be required.
The racing will start at 2pm and there will hopefully be 3 races back to back