Another successful Junior August course with 5 groups (just under 30 on RYA courses) led by a dedicated team of volunteer instructors (Pete T, Phil D, Adrain J, Steve P, Ben T, Chris H, Nigel K, John R with safety by Steve P) with help from many youngsters including Robert S (AI), Ari, Madison, Cillian Sam, Elle, Caitlin, Gwyinith, and many others, (sorry if I missed you) starting on their instructor journey. Pauline provided food and there were a good number of shore staff including Sarah R, Jeff P, Peter B, Fiona G.
The wind was relatively benign but a few gusts meant capsize practice took place. Many of the Oppies achieved Stage 2, and both Topper groups did well, some getting to Stage 3, the Stage 4 group in Topaz also achieved their goals. A Start Race group had 6 in Toppers and a Tera, and had a great time, you could see their boat handling and starting improve as the week went on. We are fairly sure we haven’t put anyone up who didn’t want to appear but if so please let us know so we can remove it.
The following day saw Adrian and team teaching quite a few of the youngsters on a RYA Powerboat 2 course.