Perhaps those with some sense read the wind forecast on Wednesday and decided to put their feet up instead. They missed out on some interesting racing! In a good 18-30 mph westerly an intrepid collection of lasers, optimists, a topaz and a mirror launched into the waves. Having a small sail gave the advantage with the laser 4.7s beating the radial and full rigs on the water. The bigger the sail, the more spectacular the capsize! The optimists and mirror meanwhile looked in complete control! It's looking quite breezy again for the weekend but come and have a go.
Well done to all those that came along to practice capsizing and we all have a few more seamanship skills now.
Being in an upside-down boat under water isn't the greatest feeling in the world but we have all now experienced it and have a better understanding of how to deal with it when it surprises us next time.
Sailing starts at the club on 26 March and we are planning to start junior learn to sail on Saturday 22 April
See you all soon