As part of the sailing club’s big weekend of sailing, racing and social events on 8th and 9th July Becky is organising a couple of activities for the ‘SHSC Festival of Junior Sailing’.
What and when the fun begins …
Starting at 11:30am we will run a ‘Le Mans start and finish’ where sailors run to their boats in the water to start (someone holds the boat while they are running). After that there will be a treasure hunt to a number of different marks around the reservoir.
For both activities you will be put in a team of 4 junior sailors. Each team will have one Topper and one Optibat (club boats). The aim is to have some fun with a bit of a competitive element but you will need to work as a team to complete the two activities.
The idea is that as many juniors as possible take part in the fun afternoon races as well – there are rumours that one of these may be a Le Mans start. Becky’s also going to run a ‘most gybes between 2 marks’ competition in between the races in the afternoon – open to all that can keep an honest count! There is a fancy dress competition too!
What to do next
We ask all of our junior/ youth sailors and their helpers both on and off the water to contact Becky asap to confirm their participation! Please check your club emails for full details.