Report – Bough Beech Winter Training – 23/02/2019
Things did not look hopeful on Saturday; a thick mist hung over the reservoir as the keen sailors rigged. However, exactly as Bough Beech’s Rear Commodore, Guy Marks, promised the fog lifted and light winds and sunny conditions made for a perfect day on the water.
Lead coach, Gemma Gibson, had the laser fleet practising their roll tacking, trying to build their confidence in bringing the boat fully to leaward before reaching upward and flattening out; ensuring that momentum through the water is maintained.
Toppers and Teras were in the capable hands of Elliot and Stan where the focus was on improving their boat handling skills and reading a start line for a port or starboard bias to know which is the best end to start.
Michael coached a mixed fleet of double handers, including a RS200, Feva, 420 and 405 who managed trapeze and fly their kites in the small bits of breeze they found.
Whilst the sailors made the most of the light breeze many parents enjoyed watching the sailing in the incredible February sunshine from the club balcony.
Thanks to Pierce (Team Captain) for announcing the sponsorship deal he has managed to arrange with Rooster.
Look forward to seeing everyone at the last of our winter training sessions on the river at Medway YC on 23rd March.
More pictures in the gallery