Was kicked of with some short
board wave action in the morning from Inverallochy Beach with Coach Robin Nicol
taking to the water up skilling those of the team who have had some experience
out in the chop working on stopping, picking and dropping in. Our smaller ones
working with Danny Hawthron hit the water with the determination to catch their
The afternoon we
headed to the event location to get some training in before event day with the
techno sailors working on harnessing techniques which would play a vital role
during the competition the next day and our Grom Fleet running a mock event for
the next day.
Brought us some
of the best windsurfing conditions of the year so far. The sun was out and the
wind was on.
The Groms hit the
water in the morning with Danny and based themselves in the harbour using an
out and back course run from the beach. With many of them competing for the
first time the nerves started to kick in with a few just wanting to wind surf.
This changed by the afternoon with many asking “When is the next race, I want
to win the next one”.
The bigger fleets
headed out into the bay to race on a triangular course with a short upwind leg,
a full reaching downwind leg and a hook finish. Throughout the day we managed 4
races consisting of 3 laps of the course. Everyone on the course had their
planning skills put to the test. The ability, speed and standard of the teams,
was phenomenal. It was clear that everyone was having an amazing time on the
water and great sportsmanship was displayed between the sailors, with people stopping
mid race to help each other with kit issues.
We also may have had
the most important race of the day after our BBQ lunch.
The Team 15 adult
race. We paired up an Team 15ers with an adult in a race which may have been the
most hotly contested of the completion. Out and back to a buoy relay race with
a team high 5 finish. With many protest hearings after we crowned our
champions it was a great spectacle.
1st Becca and Matthew – Newburgh
Newburgh Sea Gorillaz
Marus,Taegan,Niall -Newburgh Sea Gorillaz
Newburgh Sea Gorillaz
Special Award -Finn- Newburgh
1st - Kyle
-Loch Insh MonStars
2nd - Zak
– Clyde Barracudas
1st - Kai - Loch
2nd - Ewan -
3rd - Dylan - Clyde Barracudas
1st - Millie
2nd - Sam
- Newburgh Sea Gorillaz
Team 15 Adult Race
Kai and Richard - Loch
This event was a
great way to kick start our Inter-club series and fully encapsulated the spirit
of Team 15 windsurfing. A massive thank you the everyone who attended and to our
excellent hosts Newburgh Sea Gorillaz.
Our Next event will take place at Loch Insh on the
20/21st of July Where our hosts the Loch Insh Monstars are sure to put on a great event and I hope to see everyone their for another fun
filled weekend with some good company ,a great atmosphere and most importantly
some epic windsurfing.
Sami Poole - Team15 Coordinator