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Junior Sailing Report Friday 1st Feb 2019

posted Mar 25, 2019, 6:17 PM by Admin hycnz

This was a fabulous start to the New Year, with 15 youngsters out on the water, with 3 new families joining in too. The sailing groups were divided into 4, with a coach allocated to each team. Tamas had the beginners in Optis, whilst Sean took the older beginners in Firebugs combining them with the Improvers and helped by Nicol as assistant coach. Gill took the Advanced group covering the mark rounding rules and Buoy Room, then applying it on the water in a multitude of scenarios. All groups had plenty of time on the water, and each group was de-briefed as they finished putting their dinghies away. This system worked really well, but we were only able to do this with the very generous help of Claire and Carl, friends and neighbours of Sean,  who very kindly came in their large RIB, and added extremely competent Patrol Boat cover. Thank you Carl and Claire, and we hope you enjoyed the fun on the water and we’d love to see you again!

It was great to see Kaelem, Anthony and Athena out on the water, sailing on their own and enjoying it. Next week when the Smiths, Thorntons and Devta’s are back, we will be at full capacity in the Junior Sailing section. A big thank you to Mark Jones who also came out on the water and helped instruct. Look forward to seeing you all on the 8th February, except the Wills’ who are off to the Cricket Test.

Gill Moore
Dinghy Sailing Coordinator