The Juniors had a cracking day in the sun on 1st November, all 6 races were run in light winds. The Solo and Optimist sailors duelled all day for the top places with the Toppers challenging on the rare occasion that the wind got above 4 knots. All 6 races counted and the winner scooped the Gooden Trophy..
Twenty one skippers from all over the Midlands and one from Cornwall met to compete for the Midland District International One Metre Championship hosted by our affiliate Bournville Model Yacht and Power Boat Club on Sunday 20th September.
This course is ideal for children over 8 years of age with little or no experience of sailing. The course will be on five Sunday afternoons between 1.30pm and 5pm on 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th October and 1st November. The course provides a safe and enjoyable introduction to dinghy sailing and is very much geared to each child's progress and ability, with the emphasis on having fun whilst they learn how to sail and get confident in a boat. Each child will have a great sense of achievement when they master the basics and sail on their own for the first time - this will be a lasting memory for them! They will develop their skills, and gain personal confidence in their ability throughout the course. They will also learn a lot of background information to sailing, all the while focusing on enjoyment. On satisfactory completion of the course, each child will be awarded an RYA Junior Sailing Certificate in recognition of the significant achievement of mastering the basic skills of dinghy sailing. Click on the heading above for more details