November 2018 Blog

On the 10th of November I was at Poole Yacht club for the Laser Youth Regatta. These conditions were extremely challenging and with large fluctuations of wind from as low as 2 knots increasing up to as high as 42 knots within the same 10 minutes. This lead to a 12th, 15th and 14th place…

October 2018 Blog

On the 6th of October, I was at the WPNSA for more training with Georgina Povall from the British Sailing Team.  With winds up to 35 knots, we practiced some upwind boat speed and downwind stability before coming in for lots of theory work including start line technique and in race technique. This has improved…

September 2018 Blog

On the 3rd September I was racing in Brixham Yacht Club, testing out my new lines and blocks.  Strong winds leading and big waves leading to big decision making whether to go where the waves were smaller but the wind was lighter or both where bigger, this lead to a double 1st place. Many boats…

August 2018 Blog

On Saturday the 4th, I was at Royal Torbay Yacht Club for the club racing where there was lighter winds leading to a 2nd and 3rd which was good as I could practice roll tacks and gybes to generate power in the sail which I was pleased with.   On the 6th, I was at…

July 2018 Blog

On the 1st of July, I was at Royal Lymington Yacht Club for the 2nd day of my final laser 4.7 events. We had almost finished the 1st race when the wind died off and the tide changed so we were unable to get round the marks causing for abandonment and the wind never picked…

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…

May 2018 Blog

On the 5th of May, I was at Rutland Sailing Club for Ladder 9. On the first day, they sent us out on the water and we waited for 5 hours before the race committee decided there was no wind and they would send us back in to wait for wind to fill in, which…

April 2018 Blog

On the 3rd and 4th of April, I was at Warsash Sailing Club for Laser 4.7 UKLA training. In the morning we worked on boat speed doing rabbit runs with strong wind which was good and I started to learn to roll the boat going down wind to catch waves. In the afternoon, the winds…

March 2018 Blog

On the 1st of March, We had lots of snow in Brixham so I decided to take the wheels off an old skateboard and go to a hill about 20 minutes away with some friends. We did some snowboarding and sledging, this was good for my balance. On the 3rd of March, me and my…

February 2018 Blog

On the 8th of February, I went on a ski trip with the school to Crans Montana Switzerland, we got back on the 16th. This was great for my fitness and leg strength as we were doing lots of red and black runs as well as going off piste which works your legs so much…

January 2018 Blog

During January, I have had Mock GCSE’s so did not get much time on the water.  I did manage to do a lot of work in the gym to strengthen and bulk up for sailing this year and move into the radial sail, thanks to Platinum Health & Fitness for all their help and encouragement….

December 2017 Blog

On the 9th of December I was at the RYA Youth Fitness Profiling which you need to pass to become eligible for the RYA Youth Squad. I passed this and did well, with my best section being the standing long jump reaching 2.33 meters.  My pushups I also did very well, as well as my…