Youth Training Week -Day 3

The E. H. Davies Youth Training Week

Plas Menai Outdoor Pursuits Centre

Sponsored by Craftinsure and Robline UK



Hot off the ferry from Ireland was Chris White, World Championship crew, arriving to take Day 3 of the week.

Today was destined to be a no sailing day, with average wind strength 25mph, gusting consistently 46mph and visibility, at times, down to 100mtrs. But the morning held lots of interest with upwind tactics being discussed and a whole new vocabulary, with words like rhumb line, wind shifts, cats paws, oscillating shifts being explored.

After a lunch break, all headed for the workshop where one of the boats was taken apart and the rigging discussed at length. Fortunately this took place under cover mostly and not in the torrential rain and wind.

A final debrief of the day back in the classroom and then a break until the zoom meeting with Ali Young, 3 times Olympic Champion, who was talking about importance of fitness and sport psychology.