Last Sunday we had the Applecross Cup Group 2 sailing in a very light north east breeze Seabreeze showed over 5 knots most of the time but it felt much lighter which would indicate linear airflow and bad mixing which is typical of sub 5 knots winds. These are the conditions that favour a high center of effort in your sails (Deeper up high).
28 craft in total with the largest fleet being the Windsurfer LT fleet with 12. It didn’t look inspirational to head out, but I think everyone enjoyed the racing. The Race Team set great courses and managed to squeeze in 4 races.
It was light but there were wind shifts, strategy, tactics and boat handling skills which were amplified in the light winds for all fleets.
Dinghy Training Resuming
This Sunday 2 August, we resume the dinghy training for Winter and all squad members should have received notification via Team App by now. Please check the schedule.
- The winter program will run up until the school holidays
- TrySail courses will be running in the holidays
- Then we resume the summer program from opening day
We are also well advanced with planning for the Summer Training which will include:
- The Usual Dinghy Training
- Keelboat Training for all fleets
- Cross Training Opportunities including Foil Windsurfing which is currently experiencing a boom around the World and other WA Clubs.
- Viper Keelboat Training
We are running a trial with the support of the Viper fleet for some Viper training for both beginners and Club Members in other fleets. With not much travel expected in the near future, this could be an exciting time to see new and old members participating in not only their regular sailing but other opportunities provided at the club.
Below are images from the light Applecross Cup day.