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Kit Guide

Winter Training

By Matt Smith 30th September 2020
Hi Guys, I'm Matt and I'm a new member of Team Rooster! I sail an RS Tera, its a fairly new but quickly developing class with fleets springing up all around the country. This winter I have been undergoing my second winter of training with the Eastern Squad, an open squad that takes anyone rather than exclusively the best. We train every other Saturday at Alton Water with a team of 7 regular coaches. The squad has progressed brilliantly over this winter showing great leaps in skill and tactics. Over the winter I have also taken part in the Alton Water Winter and Frostbite series which attract great crowds from the surrounding clubs, the first weekend of the Frostbite series I got two race wins but my results went downhill after that due to me missing weekends for other commitments and a skiing holiday. Two weekends ago saw the start of the Alton March super series which is the last of the Triple series trophy. I am currently third after a less than amazing first two races. Last weekend's results still aren't up on the internet yet but I had to retire from the second race as my traveller broke midway up the first beat. (poor boat maintenance!) However I will from now on ensure I check all ropes are in a fit to use state before racing. Soon are the opening season championships where I aim to show everyone how hard I have been training! Thanks for reading and happy sailing!

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