Written by Fiona Tylecote
Last Updated: 16 August 2014
Created: 14 August 2014
When the going gets tough RSc Juniors go racing!
As the club racers sat in the clubhouse and recovered from the squall that hit the main race fleet it was some of the club’s best junior racers who ventured out on to the water for the Junior Racing. With a briefing on how to avoid nose diving, and how to pull your dagger board up a bit upwind to stop yourself blowing over, it was time to plane out to the start line.
The 6 hardy sailors were Annabel and Charlie Turnbull, Oscar Morley, Carys Attwell, Alex Knatchbull and Ben Tylecote. The first race saw them sail fabulously round the course with line honours going to Oscar in his Topper. In the second race it was the calm before the storm, Light winds meant the sailors had to forget all the briefing and start sitting forwards and powering up their rigs. It was at this point that the Litts gave up on the wind in their Laser 4000 and sailed in – mistake the big wind was about to hit!
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