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