The first South Coast Crew meet wasn’t lucky enough to be blessed with a wave forecast yesterday, but they had wind and that’s all they needed to practice some vital skills that could become kit (and face!) savers in a wave environment. Ross was on hand throughout the day and provided lots of tips, coupled with first-hand examples on when the tips came in handy for him! Small sails and boards were used for the first on-water session of the day, practicing quick tacks and gybes on a small unstable and potentially sinking platform. Impressive to see the crew all sail close together, tacking in unison as Sergeant Williams counts them into the manoeuvre. After lunch it was big kit that was favoured, making the most of the solid wind and gybing practice around a close course became the order of the day, with Ross on a RIB closely, providing more input.
This is the first of many (at least monthly) meets. We will certainly be doing them on a forecast, so for more information if you’d like to get involved, get in touch. Thanks to Andy for the shots.