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Better Sailing Clinic - Sail Trim

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Published 17:37 on 22 Jun 2023

We are running the first of our new programme of sailing clinics at Challenge 5 on Saturday 24 June, which will run in parallel with the racing.

Tim Webber and family will be taking us through how sails work and how to rig/trim your sails for the conditions. The session is aimed at anyone who is keen to improve their sailing. If you feel you already know about sail trim, it would be great if you can come down to help mentor and support those looking to develop their skills.

Racing - Challenge Series 2023

We will run a series of 3 short races, aimed at giving less experienced the sailors a friendly introduction and the opportunity to develop their racing skills. The first race starts at 1035.

There will be a new Gold, Silver, Bronze fleet system for the Challenge Series, which we hope will give new and less experienced sailors the chance to discover the fun of racing in a more relaxed environment and encourage our strongest sailors to act as mentors and coaches.

The fleets are as follows:

  • Gold the club's top racers, those who race regularly and could expect to be consistently in the top half of the field
  • Bronze new sailors, those who have done Sail Training at the club within the last 3 years, or expect to do it next year, or other RYA level 2/3 sailors
  • Silver the rest of the dinghy fleet

The prizes for the Challenge Series will be awarded to the highest placed Silver and Bronze sailors. Gold sailors are welcome to take part, but sadly there is no prize for them! We will run 3 shorter races in each session, in-race coaching is actively encouraged and help from the safety boats is allowed without penalty.

Participants will be placed in a fleet by the organisers, if you feel you are in the wrong fleet, just say and we'll accommodate you where possible.

Read more about the Challenge Series.

Last updated 15:19 on 8 March 2024

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