Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited the newcomers to the sport.
Adam Andrewartha entered his first race with his son Zac on an NS14. They scored a first on handicap in the second race of the day.
‘I was really pleased with how Zack and I worked together as a team,’ Adam said.
‘We had a reasonable run on this race, keeping up with the front pack and finishing in a respectable position, this is great from our perspective as we can learn by watching the faster boats/skippers in front of us.’
‘We learnt a lot and now have new things we can work on for next time to try and improve our placing.’
Monique also had her first try at racing.
‘It was amazing to see so many boats participating. Chirps of encouragement from the other boats, great displays of sportsmanship in giving buoy room and navigating around near collisions. All in all, an awesome introduction to Dinghy Sailing,’ Monique said.
‘I’ll definitely be joining the next She Sails course,’ she said