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Optimist clinic at Kielder Water Sailing Club

by Alan Williams 30 Nov 2013 07:53 GMT 23 November 2013
Optimist clinic at Kielder Water © KWSC

Eight Optimist sailors and their parents all living in the North East of England descended on Kielder Sailing Club for a one day clinic on Saturday 23rd November.

The sailors were put through their paces by North East Zone coach Peter Clayton and the Optimist National coach Alan Williams.

The day included sessions on rigging, boat handling, starting and racing. Parents helped to run land drills getting sailors into the right shapes in their boats and the day finished off with some racing.

Thanks to the parents and sailors for being so enthusiastic and helpful during the day and the club for being really friendly. The North East Optimist sailors now continue their winter training programme.

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