RYA’s Rob Howlett helps with Beginners as Single Handers

Our RYA Regional Development Officer SW visited Lyme tonight and took a session for our Tuesday team on introducing Beginners to sailing in single-handlers – the Picos we use.
So how to get our hopefuls on the water before government restrictions are eased? Rob was approached and he offered to take a session with our SI and DIs. Four of our E/H Group were asked to be stand-in Beginners and responded positively. They prepared the Picos and played their parts admirably. Lively discussion, a land drill and practical session on the water led to deciding the best method suited to our waters and facilities. Rob enjoyed the session as much as our team did and is keen to return to join a full Tuesday session to assist with teaching. We will certainly be following up with him!
Many thanks to all who responded and made this work. We learnt a lot more than the particular focus of the evening. And many thanks to Rob, a very hands-on, motivating coach.


The initial briefing


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