Tamesis Club

Tamesis training back with a bang

Eric Finlayson, the Club’s RYA training instructor, reports that weekly training sessions are “Back with a Bang”.
Training started again after PTBO with a bang on Sunday 4 June with twelve students on four different courses in nine boats.
While both Wayfarers and Laser 2ks were as ever the backbone of the fleet the newly acquired and refurbished Oppies were the hit of the day.
“After brief on shore instruction several of our new young members took to the water in them and very quickly mastered the basics of sailing on their own.
Other youngsters used Toppers and even managed not to capsize (yet).
Adult beginners had the benefit of onboard instructors whilst others with ‘big boat experience’ were going so fast it was difficult to catch them up for some fine tuning instruction.
Although the wind was as ever flukey, everyone coped well and a good time was had by all.
Regular racers watch this space.”