Junior Sailing Week

Dave Maxwell filed this report late last night after what was universally described as "Another successful Junior Sailing Week!"
 This year we had 15 participants including one complete beginner and 3 others who haven't sailed with us before (one visitor + two from up the coast). We also had a new instructor, Robyn, who despite being introduced to the committee during the Campbell Cup weekend, bravely still decided to join us. Siobhan Osborne kindly volunteered to help with the beginners each morning.
That's Robyn laying down the law. A hit with everyone. Come back soon!
The week started grey and drizzly, but with a light westerly wind, ideal for the beginners and conveniently increasing for the advanced session in the afternoon. The next 3 days provided enough wind and sunshine to give ample opportunity for racing, capsize drills, hiking-out, spinnaker sailing and generally having fun. The radical innovation of mid-session snacks afloat also helped keep spirits high. Friday was a bit more challenging with higher winds and heavy rain, but both groups braved the elements and went out. We also had the traditional BBQ lunch on Friday, huddled under the clubhouse sunroof where everyone received their well earned certificates.
Full on Fevas. Nicely set up, crew weight just right. Girl power...
Robyn did a great job and was a big hit with the yuf so has been invited back next year - subject to dates etc.
Rohan, with unique tiller style, and rather worried looking crew go for it.
The RIB and Pioner worked a treat and all the other equipment held up well with the only minor issues being flat tyres on the trolleys (more solid types please) and some out-hauls being replaced.
Now that's a challenge to the geriatrics sailing Flying Fifteens.
As always, it was a team effort with parents pitching in with RIB/Pioner driving, shore support, hot chocolate making, cakes and BBQ food. A special mention goes to Siobhan for helping out on the water every the morning and then going sailing herself every afternoon.

Of Course...

HighLife have some fascinating courses for you to attend in the coming months. Full details on the COURSES page above.

None, we note, anywhere near Ullapool. Why is that?

Any queries (the grammar is not mine) contact:

If you have any questions please get in touch with me. Please pass this programme onto your contacts. There is [sic]a few more courses to be added in due course so keep an eye on the Course Calendar! You will also find sports specific courses on the calendar too.

Kind regards, Elissa

Elissa Steven
Sports Development Officer
High Life Highland
The Old Library
Tulloch Street
IV15 9JZ
T: 01349 860841 (PT: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday am)
M: 07788 387603


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Go to the FOR SALE page on the blog for details.