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School holidays have started and that has left a lot of time on our young sailors hands. As such, they have been finding ways to keep themselves busy; sorting out marks, tidying the shed, washing windows, and getting a bit of training in the Fevas.

Training hard in the Fevas! © Suellen Hurling | RAYC

Training hard in the Fevas! © Suellen Hurling | RAYC

Today was a special treat for three of our young sailors/volunteers! Eli Liefting recently acquired a 29er to hone his skills for his dream of being the next “Pete and Blair” and today presented the perfect opportunity to get on the water and go for a blast! Henry McLachlan and Charlie Thomlinson were lucky enough to be along for the ride!

Eli Liefting, Charlie Thomlinson, and Henry McLachlan ready to get on the water!

Eli Liefting, Charlie Thomlinson, and Henry McLachlan ready to get on the water!

Starting out in some very light conditions, the wind slowly built to a steady 10kt and soon the boat was up and planing on the flat harbour! “Trying out the trapeze and gennaker was a lot of fun!” – Charlie Thomlinson. After playing around for a bit, a squall ran through and brought with it some light rain and a southerly chill that soon proved too much for the youngsters (and their coach) and they headed back for shore.

Eli and Henry chilling on the wire!

Eli and Henry chilling on the wire!

A big thanks to all the juniors that have helped out this week!