Young People’s Saturday Sailing on tour – May 25th

Last Saturday, May 25th, was our first Young People’s Saturday Sailing at Denholme Sailing club. Ten boats took to the water, six young people and four adults. The wind fluctuated between force 0 and 4 !!! Our people are used to strong straight winds but Denholme has very shifty winds due to its position in a valley, so it made for interesting sailing. We spent the afternoon just getting used to the winds and  playing follow my leader, ball tigg, and duck chasing.  If anyone finds a little plastic duck its ours – it managed to escape the onslaught of boats.   The honour of the first capsize went to Marcus. Thanks must go to Andrew (one of the instructors from Denholme) and Phil who kept a close eye on the sailors from the safety boat and started the games. Many thanks also go to Denholme Sailing Club for allowing us to use their water and facilities whilst our water at Halifax is being drained.

Do remember Saturday sailing is open to all. At some stage we do hope to get some of our own boats at Denholme.  Hope to see you next week.

Sue Lamb