June 2018 Blog

On the 2nd of June, I went to Cardiff bay to the Volvo Ocean Race Villiage and to see the boats, I learned a lot about the boats and how they are made and all of the different teams. Also, I learned a lot about how the sea is being loaded with none renewable plastic and other substances and the amount of pollution there is in the sea. This was an amazing experience.

At the beginning of June, I also received a generous grant for an electronic digital compass for my sailing to improve my sailing ability and help me see lifts, headers and other things such as line bias and course bias which I am really grateful for.

On the 4th, I was at Brixham Yacht club for the club racing, there was no wind but this was good practice for roll tacks and gybes in the radial sail. I still managed to get 1st place in the only race we did.

This month I have also finished doing my GCSE’s so I was focused on revising for these.

On the 18th I was in Brixham Yacht club again for the club racing where we finally had some strong wind which was very pleasing leading to another 1st place with lots of hiking practice for my final ladder event at the end of the month.

On the 24th, I was down at the boat to polish it ready for my ladder event on the next weekend.

On the 25th, I was in Brixham Yacht club for club racing again but was unable to use my boat as it was in Fareham so it didn’t have to travel as far for the ladder event the next weekend. There was again no wind in the racing but I still managed to get 2nd place in a boat I’m not used to.

On the 28th, I was invited to the brixham town council for a meeting where they awarded me a generous grant for a 1 on 1 training session and money towards a carbon fibre top section.

On the 30th, I was at Royal Lymington Yacht Club for my final 4.7 event before I move to Radial. I managed to achieve 9th and 28th out of 38 which I was glad with considering the light winds and strong tide.IMG_20180701_215252_45320180603_181753.jpg

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