Learn to Sail courses return

The instructors’ course. Photo L to R: Rachel Espeut; Dallas Kennedy, Jorell Kennedy, Alex McAndrew; Ava McAndrew, Bruce Carter Instructing.

The instructors’ course. Photo L to R: Rachel Espeut; Dallas Kennedy, Jorell Kennedy, Alex McAndrew; Ava McAndrew, Bruce Carter Instructing.

A glorious sunny Sunday last month saw the first of the ‘Sprint’ series, which consists of several short races.This allows for several starts encouraging sailors to hone their start skills and brush up on the rules, as the racing is quite close. There were 10 boats sailing in a light breeze which varied from west to east and then to south.

In the second week the club hosted a safety boat course, dinghy instructor course as well as an assistant instructor course which was attended by five junior sailors. These junior sailors will assist the instructors delivering ‘Learn to Sail’ courses.

The junior sailors have attended the school holiday programmes in the last two years.

They have progressed very well in their sailing skills. Many now have their own boats and participate in the Sunday club races as well as ‘Green Fleet’’.

The junior sailors attended an ‘Assistant Instructor for Dinghy Sailing’ course run by Bruce Carter, an Australian senior instructor.

The assistant instructors will assist the instructors in delivering ‘Learn to Sail’ courses.

The next courses will be in the September school holidays for school age youth; further information will be available soon.

The club also runs sailing courses for adults. Please contact, Russell on 0405063894  or Kay on 0447631473.