Our Second event of the year seen our Team 15ers head to the
home of the Loch Insh Monstars. This event showcased everything team 15 and
youth windsurfing in Scotland is all about. Fun, friendly and very welcoming, all
organised by the hosting club in conjunction with Loch Insh Watersports.
Our Aim for our events this year is to showcase the unique
points of the amazing locations and the clubs that train using them. Loch Insh
Monstars achieved this by arranging the first day as a recruitment drive for
local youngsters to come along and try windsurfing for the first time. The
uptake was quite overwhelming getting 36 windsurfers out on the water of all
levels with many first timers coming back for the competition the next day.
With the influx of new windsurfers we promptly got everyone
kitted up and split up into our groups Team Grom (beginner) headed up by Murray
Sampson, Team Ripper (Intermediate) with Erin Watson and Team Techno (advanced)
taught by myself (Sami Poole). All groups hit the water with the same aim for
the day-FUN and from the noise on the water it certainly seemed like Team Grom
achieved our aim the most with team
Ripper and Techno working on there light wind sailing techniques.
We started our competition day with our race brief outlining
the courses every one would be racing on Alpha course being a triangular course
with a hook finish and bravo course being an across the wind buoy to buoy race.
Our Groms raced the entire morning with lots of fun races.
In the afternoon they came on the water to watch and learn about what was
happening on alpha course and what they will be aspiring to achieve in the
Alpha course had our 5.8 + on 4laps of the course and 4.5
and below on 2laps which allowed us to get 6 races out of the day with our 4.5
class winners taking it to the very last race to decide who would be taking
home the gold
1st Sam- Newburgh Sea Gorrilaz
1stKyle - Loch Insh MonStars
2nd- Dylan- Clyde Barracudas
3rd Kai - Loch
1st -Mak and Archie- Loch Insh MonStars
2nd Zak - Clyde Barracudas
3rd Amina -Port Edgar Pirates
1st Haden- Loch Insh MonStars
It was amazing to see so many young windsurfers on the water
at this event and hope from the positive experience of this event will keep
them coming back to our amazing sport. Once again a huge thank must go to
everyone who was involved in making this event such a big success.
A huge thanks to Andrew Godfrey for the fantastic images.
Our Next event will be held out of Port Edgar Watersports
on the 10th and 11th of August. We are looking forward to seeing you all there.
For more info on how to get involved https://www.rya.org.uk/scotland/initiatives/Pages/team15.aspx