Day 4 and 5
by Unknown - 23:11 on 06 June 2012
Day 4 was another busy day at Whiteness. James had adults beginners in the morning, then a group of club regulars getting in some sneaky practice while the kids were at school. Meanwhile I helped some of those kids (from Forres) who were off school today. We are making great progress with some of our trainees now. Great to see the Wordie boys down again too. Perfect conditions with sun and a manageable breeze helped.
Maddie get a mention for sailing for a couple of hours in the morning, learning loads, and putting it all into practice later in the day when we ran a practice regatta.
Fraser and Sam have both had a good chance to test sail the racing oppie and are doing well with it, and there are a few more who will be ready to give it a go in the next cub session.
Mariah, Fraser, Sarah, Ella, Sam, Calum, Harry and Maddie all took part in the evening race. The focus quickly changed from thinking about their hands and feet to looking out the front of the boats for the next mark...or their fellow racers! Exciting stuff. Well done to all of you for taking part.
Day 5...more coaching for adults today- in the rain with a moderate breeze. The kids came down after school- two groups. The beginners got a second lesson. All sailed out, performed a careful tack and returned...fantastic! The more experienced group met again in the evening for more skills practice with James, working especially on boat control. Another good day of progress for everyone involved. Our parents are getting practiced at the supporting roles too, whether in helping to rig boats or safety boat duties. Thanks for chipping in, we couldn't do any of this without your support.
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