Press release 30/8/2018
‘CHAMELEON’ VICTORIOUS IN ROYAL WINDERMERE YACHT CLUB’S
2ND RACE WEEK OF 2018
The Royal Windermere Yacht Club’s second ‘race week’ of the summer season saw Nigel and Gavin Tullett continue their outstanding string of successes, taking first place in both races in their Seventeen Footer ‘Chameleon’. Coming in second place in both races was ‘Whisper’, helmed by Gay Crossley.
Lack of wind prevented any racing taking place during the week until Wednesday, resulting in even more feverish competition when the fleet finally found good conditions to race in the south lake.
Despite the ever-changing weather conditions, the Royal Windermere Yacht Club remains a hive of activity. The ‘Adult Squad’ has been running courses designed for new members and those interested in refreshing their sailing skills. The Adult Squad helps both novices and inexperienced adult sailors to learn sailing skills so they can helm their own yachts and be effective crew members in other yachts. Basic racing skills are also covered. Practice starts are held and mini-races are arranged on a regular basis.
One of the key aims of the Royal Windermere Yacht Club is to promote sailing on Windermere. All training is provided by highly experienced club members on a volunteer basis, with sessions available on both days each weekend. Once the ‘basics’ are mastered, training progresses to racing techniques, aimed at helping keen sailors take part in races on the lake. All Adult Squad training is provided free of charge to club members and at a nominal fee to non-members.
Pictured is Nigel Hutchinson, the club’s Adult Squad Officer, helming one of the club’s newly-purchased, state-of-the-art Laser Bahias. New member, Brian Lock of Ambleside, is under instruction as crew. The Bahias make excellent training boats.
Anyone interested in learning to sail or take a ‘refresher course’ should contact Nigel Hutchinson at [email protected]