The club is holding a First Aid Course on the 17th of April and we have a couple of spots left so if you need a refresher or would like to attend the whole course just let us know and we can add your name to the list , speaking personally its a well worth qualification to have as you never know when you might need it.
8.30 am Sunday Juniors
With the sun shining and light winds from the n/w we soon had fifteen junior sailors at in the rigging area putting boats together including a couple of bic skiffs and the Taz and thanks to the more experienced kids for hepling the new sailors and first time skiff sailors in rigging the boats .
The last couple of weeks you will have noticed Charlie taking charge of the briefing and thats because in a couple of weeks time he will be doing his full open instructors ticket so he needsthe practice as he will have to stand in front of a group and teach over the two day course .
The course was set in front of the club favouring the N/W with winds around 4 knots but as the session went on it slowly drifted north so there was a bit of mark moving as time went on but everyone seemed to notice the direction change and adjusted their sailing angles , even abby borrowed a boat near the end and had a sail , nothing like practice ab.
10.30 am Youth Training
This group of sailors are improving every week now which means more theory at the briefing designed to make everyone think more about technique and tactics rather than just sailing around a set course . So how do we do it well firstly generally there are no coloured buoys and when leaving the beach everyone is just instructed to sail to a point on the local broadwater and then back towards the club and yes its up to them to figure out what sailing angles they are on at any given time and decide what rig adjustments are needed at any given time .
Charlie has become very involved with this group and even jumped on Ross,s boat to show him more about upwind sailing and taking lifts . So how did he go ? well you guessed it as soon as he jumped on the wind died off so he couldnt hike out but still managed to do some rolls and nice upwinds . We had a new sailor in Lincoln sailing the bic skiff and in the ligh conditions he struggled but he said later he really enjoyed the experience especially sailing against Jade . The rest of the crew just need to look at the luff right Taylah as its so important no matter what the conditions as without power especially in light conditions you will always loos ground to the current.
With the Midwinter cup getting closer I think our sailors are really goig to equit themselves well!
1.30 PM Open Racing :
With most of