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Sunday, 18 April 2010

Adult Race Training Day

This year’s Adult Race Training Day was a Class Self Help Day !
16 members took advantage of the training day at the Club on Saturday. Neil and a team of 6 ‘Class Experts’ run sessions off and on the water during the day.

On shore we looked at the set up of everybody’s boat so that each of the boats were best prepared, control systems work and tips and advice exchanged.

Then on the water, racing in fleets we looked at tacks and gybes, going slow (only at the right times), mark rounding (wide in, tight out) and finding the best route to the next mark.
For the first time in many years of running a Race Training Day in April the weather was glorious, with bright sunshine and a south westerly force 2 to 3, giving good sitting out conditions and the occasional gust to get the boats planning. A good day for being out on the water

Thanks to the Fleet Captains for rallying their fleets to attend and to the ‘Class Experts’, Topper – John Simms, Streaker – Clive Wood and John Goodyear, Laser – Pete Slingsby and Adam Simms and Honorary Solo – Howard Chadwick for helping out throughout the day.

John demonstrating how climb over a streaker after it has fallen over !

And the prize for the largest fleet turn out, was won by Mike Bowers and the Laser Fleet with 9 boats out on the water ! Luckily they did share the sweets with us all at the end !

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