> After missing the last two Tuesdays because of strong winds and big seas, we managed to get 9 of the more skilful youth members on the water for an exciting and challenging session. Unfortunately, the conditions were not suitable for our Beginners and the lighter-weight intermediates. The wind was south westerly gusting 15 – 20knts and there were some great waves to negotiate. > Tom and Josh in their ILCAs enjoyed conditions to the south of the Cobb under the excellent guidance of Will Cook who pushed them to their limits. Both returned to shore very wet after some spectacular capsizes and bent tillers but with big smiles on their faces! (Replacements speedily arranged!). > The rest of the group enjoyed some free sailing to the east of the Cobb, reaching and surfing in great conditions. This was followed by three, two lap laces for the six survivors. Using the cardinal and two laid marks, the races were very competitive with Ferdy and Elliot taking line honours. Both concentrated on keeping their boat flat and gybed effectively. Ptolemy, Harvey and Ariana had some good little battles mid fleet and Frankie did exceptionally well as the only intermediate to complete the races. Ariana did manage to fall out of her boat on one of the waves but as usual righted her Pico with a big grin! Jack held an individual de-brief from which he will plan the next steps.
> ‘All in all a great session and thanks so much to the great team who make it possible,’ commented Senior Instructor Jim.
Ariana, wet but smiling! > >
> > Elliot and Ferdy using the waves