Largs Zone Championships Report
from Christina Lewthwaite
Representing Nairn Sailing Club, Calum Cook, Matthew Scott and Christina Lewthwaite travelled to Largs to be 3 of the 132 sailors competing in the Volvo RYA Scotland Junior and Youth Championships.
During the weekend there were brilliant sailing conditions. Saturday 24th saw a full 3 races for all classes in beautiful sunshine and a wind of 12-14 knots with gusts up to 18 knots. Sunday 25th brought extreme weather conditions of up to 30 knots. A decision was made for each class to complete one race only allowing two fleets out at a time.
The challenging conditions in the Largs Channel were very different from our enclosed home area at Whiteness. The Nairn sailors coped with this well and had a brilliant time and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. RYA coaches on the water gave support between races and the Largs Sailing Club gave good land support with launching and recovery.