Beaver SC hosted the RYA Optimist North Zone Squad training over the weekend of 11th/12th November.
There were thirteen boats taking part and there was much enthusiasm from the young sailors (and their supporting friends and family). Winds on the first day were gentle with the odd gusty patch but otherwise they all settled in quickly to their training. In the afternoon one or two began to feel tired from too much concentration.
On the second day there were a more challenging set of conditions. Although sunny and bright with a more or less cloudless sky winds were strong with gusts around 30mph. Needless to say there was the odd capsize and those concerned quickly realised how cold Beaver waters are in November. These young sailors acquitted themselves well and responded positively to their trainers.
Beaver Sailing Club is delighted to have been host to this event.