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Apr 20 2018

Cadet Sail and Race Training

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Last week, over 20 Cadets attended a 3 Day Race Training Event for 11+ year olds. Twelve boats took to the water on the last day of the School Easter holidays and enjoyed some intense training to boost their skills and confidence in making good starts and effective beating.  On Saturday, the wind disappeared and we were left with a bunch of eager youngster in their wetsuits still ready to go.  Although, sailing was impossible, we engaged in paddle races and a trip to the ‘Jack-up barge’ (looking like an Oil Rig) moored just inside the deep water channel. On Sunday, the wind improved and training resumed. Tacking was fast and furious, as the Cadets took their training seriously and progress was being made by all. At the de-briefing, it was clear to see that everyone had enjoyed their time on the water and their efforts had improved their Racing ability.  Congratulations to those gaining the first three positions in the main two races:  Friday, 1st Isabella and Sophie, 2nd Dom and Tom, 3rd Daniel.  Sunday, 1st Daniel (Pico) and Luke (Laser), 2nd Sam and Louise, 3rd Adam and Taylor.

This weekend:

Saturday:  Stage 2 training (prebooked) with Nick Cotgrove,

Sunday:     Cadet Sail Training with Andras Gal

Next Sunday 29th April:     Cadet Race Training 11+ with Nick Alston

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Apr 18 2018

Family night (Friday 20th) Sailing kit exchange

Summer has arrived just in time for our first Oppie Beach club. We start this Saturday at 14:00 (changed by the back of the clubhouse). Oppie Beach Club is open to all cadets and adults new to sailing who wish to get on the water for some informal tuition, practice skills form last year or just get in a boat with someone else for the first time. Parents are expected to help hold boats in the water if their child is participating.

On Friday at 7pm we will be going down to the dinghy park to look at how to rig different boats. This is useful for cadets and adults who don’t know or can’t quite remember how to rig and Oppie, Pico or Laser.

In the bar before and after the rigging session I am going to trial a Sailing kit exchange where you can bring any unwanted or too small kit and donate it to the cadets, if the kit is what you need for this year then you may take it and will be expected to provide a small paper donation do the Cadet fund. Thank you.

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Apr 12 2018

Sailor’s meeting, Cadet Night, this Friday, 7pm

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13/04/2018 Cadet Night Friday
Sailor’s meeting 7 pm

Dear Cadets and Parents,

This is an invitation to the “traditional” sailor’s meeting, this Friday, Cadet night, 7 pm start. All sailors welcome. I will start with a short de-brief for those who were not frightened of the very light winds last Sunday.

Topics of meeting:
light wind sailing
climbing
watch your sail!

Discussion, video, demonstration with our racing Optimist sail

See you tomorrow:

Andras

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Apr 09 2018

3 Day Cadet Race training and a Mini Race Series

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There will be 3 days of Cadet Race Training and a Mini Race series THIS FRIDAY, SATURDAY and SUNDAY for 11+ year old boys and girls.  The training will be progressive and it is hoped that Cadets can attend all three days, however, less is still fine. The training will cater for all abilities, but the minimum requirement is to be able to sail a beat, reach and run.

We also welcome new Cadet members; a great way to meet new friends, while training and having a good time.

Dates:

Thursday 12th April 7.30 – 8.15  Training Room – Briefing and a recap on Rules, Starting and Safety

 

Friday 13th April – Meeting/briefing (changed)  9.00 am – On the water 9.30am

 

Saturday 14th April – Meeting/briefing (changed)  9.30 am – On the water 10.00am

 

Sunday 15th April – Meeting/briefing (changed) 10.30 am – On the water 11.00am

 

Parental help will be most appreciated to help on ‘Polly’ with Safety and Scoring etc. I have two volunteers, but another one or two would be great.

Nick Alston

Cadet Race Trainer Sailing Officer

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Apr 09 2018

Cadet sailing report 8/4/2018 4 pm

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Cadet sailing report 8/4/2018 4 pm:

Very light wind was troubling all of us, but we pushed the boats out anyway.
Cadet RIB and Polly was manned by parents, thanks for all the support on the land and on the water.
10 sailors in 8 boats, in Picos and Optimists experienced very light conditions and learnt skills to move ahead. There was bait placed tactfully in an Optimist hull, giving the sailors motivation to try to move, and they all did. This was followed by a paddling race. There was more discussion than push and the strong team was beaten by the experienced single hander.

Our team is building well, I am looking forward to focus the next session on starting and stopping once more before we move on to work on starting and upwind progress.
This is planned for the 22nd of April, Sunday, start at the water at 13:30.
Any cadet is welcome to join in, in any boat, help will be given to those who ask for it.
It is up to the parents / grandparents to encourage and take their sailors along.

There will be a sailor’s meeting at cadet night, Friday the 13th of April at 7 pm.

Andras

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Apr 05 2018

Cadet Sailing Sunday – briefing

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Please, see the video briefing.

 

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Apr 05 2018

Friday Night Catering – 6th March

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This week, Howard is offering the following fantastic menu:-

 

Chorizo bites

Chorizo sausage and bean casserole (highly recommended!)

“Curry night” – with a choice of Chicken Madras or Chicken Korma with rice and a naan

The usual homemade burgers and Cadet menu

 

Desserts:

The usual selection plus Naga Chilli ice cream (dare you try it!)

 

So come down and enjoy the first bit of proper sunshine for ages in a relaxed atmosphere whilst someone else cooks you delicious food!

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Apr 04 2018

Cadet Night, Friday 7 pm, sailor meeting

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Dear Cadets and Parents,

Let’s discuss our experience last Sunday, first session on the water!
De-brief.
Starting, stopping.
What to do to get a good start?
Plans for this Sunday.

See you at the Commodore’s Bar!

Andras

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Apr 04 2018

Cadet Sailing, Sunday, 8th of April, 2018

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Cadet Sailing
Training and Race
Sunday, 8th of April, 2018
(“Pico Race”)

Start on the water at 16:00 (4 pm)

Please, allow time for changing and rigging.
Any boat welcome (RS Tera, Optimist, Laser 4.7)
I recommend single handed sailing.

Parents – please, encourage and support your sailors !
All keen sailors are welcome, no particular experience needed.
Minimum requirement: willingness to go afloat.
Parent helpers welcome: rigging, road crossing, 2 pencil marks, launching Cadet RIB and sailing boats, going afloat on Polly / paddle board
Focus: stopping, starting – session 2
Warm up: sail around. Drill 1: stop and start, pick up a treat. Drill 2: stop on the whistle, start on the whistle, change direction. Drill 3: tack at the Cadet RIB. Game: cat and mouse. Race: 1 lap.
Please, see our YouTube channel: TBYCPicofleet – Andras

poster Pico race 2018 04 08.pages

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Mar 29 2018

Sunday Cadet Sailing: Training and Race – Sunday, 1st of April, 2018 (“Pico Race”)

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Cadets and Parents!

Sunday Cadet Sailing:

Training and Race Sunday, 1st of April, 2018 (“Pico Race”)

Start on the water at 12:00

Please, allow time for changing and rigging.
Any boat welcome (RS Tera, Optimist, Laser 4.7)
I recommend single handed sailing.

Parents – please, encourage and support your sailors!
All keen sailors are welcome, no particular experience needed.
Minimum requirement: willingness to go afloat.
Parent helpers welcome: rigging, road crossing, 2 pencil marks, launching Cadet RIB and sailing boats, going afloat on Polly / paddle board
Focus: stopping, starting
Warm up: sail around. Drill 1: stop for a treat. Drill 2: tack at the Cadet RIB
Game, race.
Please, see our YouTube channel: TBYCPicofleet – Andras

Cadet Sailing Program 2018.pages

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