Blessington Youth Training

(Ed.) This is a short summary of the report from Colman Grimes, Youth Organiser / GP14 Committee. I recommend you read his excellent report with more pictures: Blessington Youth Training Sept-2017

Ten brave sailors joined our Blessington Youth Training weekend on 9/10 Sept. for some vigorous training and a bit of fun!

The poor weather did little to dampen the mood and crews from Youghal, Blessington, Greystones and Rush did not delay in getting their boats rigged and on the water.

Blessington Youth Training
Blessington Youth Training

Thanks to Simon Cully, Richard Street and Colman Grimes for giving the young guns plenty of training drills and it was great to see significant progress as the day went on.

Tired bodies had just enough energy left in the evening to munch on a great feast thanks to the wonderful Jenny & Richard Street and Simon Cully flipping the Burgers while still blowing his whistle. Delicious!

The wind blew hard on Sunday and Alan put the gang through varies drills, between the odd capsize. The gusts were strong and with energy levels slipping it was decided to head in for some hot showers, soup and some theory to wrap up the weekend.

Good fun was had by all and it was decided that Blessington SC should be on the annual training calendar given its safe waters, quick access to the sailing area, camping and most of all the warm and friendly welcome of its members. Thanks to the participants for showing up and giving it their all and being greats sports, to Richard and Simon for organising everything, Ellis, Lily, Libby and James on Rescue, Paul and Pat on Shorewatch and Jenny and Val for the lovely food all weekend.

On behalf of all the youths thanks to EXE Sails and the E Howard Davies Memorial Fund for the continued support.

See you all again soon.

Colman Grimes   

Youth Organiser / GP14 Committee