Laughter and sailing on the lake for our juniors!
What a great start to the season! With our Topper sailors away at Carsington this weekend, we kicked off Cadet Coaching with a small group of mixed ability sailors starting with some paddle races in the creek collecting balls for points, building water confidence and re establishing friendships with healthy competitive spirit & lots of laughs!
We then split into 2 groups taking our two experienced girls out for some fast reaching and upwind sailing to improve their windy weather sailing in a gusty 8- 25 knots ! Big grins and a few spills and lots of learning. Béa in her Optimist experienced the sudden exhilaration and excitement of sailing really fast now that she has gained the experience to manage the blustery conditions with confidence and Seren sailed really well, thoroughly enjoyed herself in her Topper getting wet both right side up and upside down! Awesome sailing girls!
Our less experienced group spent their time refreshing their knowledge with theory games, land drills and short windward leeward courses in the creek making the most of the sheltered conditions and close supervision. They thoroughly enjoyed getting their feet wet and blowing away the cobwebs ready for more adventures on the lake this season.