Coach Dylan Collingbourne shares his experience of our first Online Sailing Academy.
It was a great experience to be invited to give sessions to the RS Tera Class members as a part of the Online Sailing Academy that commenced on the 30/01/2021, which will continue for a further 2 weeks.
16 junior sailors from across the Island competed in the Isle of Wight Tera Championship on Saturday 5th December at Gurnard Sailing Club. Winds were blowing at over 30 knots in the central Solent but an offshore direction made Gurnard Bay sheltered enough for racing, although in extremely gusty and shifty conditions.
The final class event on the RS Tera calendar, the Rooster End of Season Championships 2020, was held at it’s traditional venue, Draycote Water Sailing Club, on the weekend of 24th/25th October. Rob and Will report...
Fourteen sailors took part in the first ever RS Tera Midlands group coaching session with Jonathan Lewis at Draycote Water Sailing Club. This newly formed group is looking to hold more coaching events in the Midlands supporting the RYA’s drive for regional training.
We are now up and running and have successfully delivered our first training weekend at Neyland yacht Club. With Rhys Bromhall helping me organise and run this event it went very smoothly and Jonathan Lewis did a magnificent job even quoted as having magical powers by one of our sailors, “ He just tells you a few simple things and it’s like magic your boat goes a lot faster. “
With no sailing in sight due to the Coronavirus epidemic, the RS Teras staged their first Virtual Regatta, replacing our Start of Season Championships. With nearly 60 sailors participating it certainly was a frenetic weekend! Marcus Collingbourne reports on this inaugural event.