Yacht Race Training Weekend

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The 2012 Scottish yacht training weekend in Androssan, gave crews an ideal chance to tune up ahead of the new season

Over the weekend of April 14-15 a fleet of 15 yachts gathered in Androssan for the annual preseason race training weekend.

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With the yachts ranging in size from a Beneteau 47.7 to three SB3s, the crews participated in five races each day. Although it was a cold breeze of between five to 15 knots, the sun shone making it ideal training conditions. The days started with a briefing, followed by the racing and various boathandling exercises afloat and finished with a de-brief back ashore.

Led by Barry Dunning, the coaching team followed the fleet around the course, offering top tips, joining crews aboard the yachts and removing trimmers to see the sail set ups from off the boat.

The improvement by the crews over the weekend in both their sail trimming and boat handling was noted by the coaching team and will hopefully lead to those who participated starting the racing season taking podium positions.


Scottish Hyde Sails agents Kevin Aitken and Chic Medley were in attendance throughout the weekend in a coaching role, along with Wooderz, from the Hyde Sails office, who had journeyed up from the South Coast.

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