..... and with only a small group we were able to really focus on technique. A guest appearance from Paul K saw him making some small changes to kit set up which made a big difference to performance. Newcomer Lucien had a 1:1 with James and by the end of the evening was really getting to grips with the slightly gusty wind and choppy water.
If you want get into windsurfing and don't know how or you can already windsurf and want to join the Zoomer session, then please get in touch. Team15@oxfordsailingclub.com.
This week we will continue working on speed and race starts as we now only have 2 more sessions before Nationals at Grafham Water. Wind and time permitting we may even have the opportunity to do some racing for the more experienced. The beginner group will continue to work on sailing position, steering and tacking.
This week it will be Matt, Paddy, Paul and James instructing and running the safety boat. If any parent would like to assist on the boat then an extra pair of hands is always welcome for both recovering stray sailors and taking photos. It's nice to be close to the action and see how well all the kids are doing.
The evenings are starting to cool off so please make sure that you are wearing an appropriate wetsuit. The water is still fairly warm but you will soon get cold if you spend too much time in there!
Please still confirm with me as normal if you are coming as it is a great help if we can allocate kit and groups in advance.
Don't forget that if you're over 16 our new youth windsurfing group is now up and running. We are hoping that as the exam season finishes we will see some new and familiar faces back on the water.
Normal start time of 6pm on the water but please be there by at least 5.30 to assist with rigging etc.
This year the cost for Team 15 Zoomers will be £10 per session with a sibling discount of £8 for additional children from the same family.
Thank you to all parents who are assisting with getting kit ready and putting it away. It's making the evening run very efficiently with more time for fun on the water.
Please email me with any questions or to book your place. Team15@oxfordsailingclub.com