The first August Junior course of two took place this week (31 July to 4th Aug) at the Club, 22 youngsters were split into Starting on Oppies and Toppers, and Start Racing. As was usual some moved up a group as they progressed so well.
Ben Thomas the SI thanked all the volunteer instructors including pretty much all of the Meek family (who thought they were having a quiet week sailing!) and safety boat drivers, in particular Ian Ward who arrived early (beating Paulene on some occasions) to get the boats out and ready, Paulene for food, and Sarah Read for all her work behind the scenes.
In spite of some very challenging conditions and a number of capsizes, can anyone beat Poppy’s 11 dry capsizes in a day? Everyone enjoyed it and want to come back for more, all the youngsters achieved RYA Stage 2 including Arthur in the Access dinghy and many got 3 or part of Stage 3, and the Start racing all got Start Racing certificates.
The final day saw three races, which many took part in in spite of the regular 20 knot gusts, won by Robert, with Catlin second.
Below are some photos taken during the week.