Youth Racing, Warsash Optimist Open!!!
It has been by far my busiest sailing year with Youth Racing at HISC, to the Warsash Optimist Open Meeting.
Youth Racing I love doing Youth Racing at HISC on Sundays because it is so much fun and great practice just before an event. There is a series of racing which is over three or four weekends. On Sunday 26th June I came 2nd out of 30 Optimists :-)
Warsash Optimist Open 2-3rd July took place near the Solent! On Saturday I sailed out two miles to the course. It was a Force 5 to 6 and gusting 30 knots at times, plus there was a hail storm. I had one tough race battling against the strong winds but I was determined to finish, despite the fact that I was struggling to go upwind. Once I had finished the race the postponement flag was flying. I waited for a long time until the abandonment flag was flying and everyone cheered. I managed to finish 20th that day.Sunday brought my less favourite winds, with a Force 1 to 2. I had an okay day. Results were 32nd (which was my discard), 28th and 21st which was by far my best result of the day and finally another 32nd. I finished 29th out of 40 boats. I also would like to thank Rooster for my All Purpose Boots. I would recommend them and they were really comfortable. I also found the bag that came with them very useful. Still very busy. Here are my next events which I am very excited about!
- Emsworth Optimist Open 24th July
- HISC Youth Race Week 25th - 29th July
- Chichester Optimist Open 21st August