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Month: March 2007

Training Day

Yesterday and today we had two days of training with two top coaches. Jon Emmett, Radial National Champion and Steve Powell, Laser National Champion. We were divided into two fleets A and B. I was on B fleet. First we were briefed, then checked our boats and we were given tips on rigging and how…



Anniversary!

Today was the day of the season’s first RYA course. Last year I was on the season’s first RYA course. So, a year ago I started sailing! Today, though, were the last two races for this winter season. After last week’s races, I was 9th at the Winter Series behind Liam. If I can beat…



Mike McNamara Talk

Today, Mike McNamara was invited to talk at the club on Racing Tactics. He is really good in explaining things, he is definitely very experienced and he has a way to make things sound funny, so the whole talk was quite enjoyable. He talked about upwind and downwind sailing, mark rounding and he had some…



Not Sailing

As I said on the last post, I am not sailing today. We are visiting Lydia’s sister in Bolton. During the week the weather was good, but yesterday it got cold and today it was raining and snowing with quite strong winds. At the harp they cancelled the second race because it was too windy….



Tacking Battles with the Lasersabre

Today I was expecting moderate wind just over 10 knots. So I woke up in the morning and it seemed there was no wind. When I arrived at the Harp, it looked more windy and the it was picking up. I started rigging and I could see more and more Laser sailors getting ready. Zoe…