The U25s were out racing in DBSC on Tuesday making steady progress in preparation for 1720 Easterns.
Another first added to the books is a testament to the rising competence of the squad. Adam helm, Doug main, Cillian and Louis Trim and Bobby as bowman. Round the cans provided good training for straight line speed on long unwinds and downwinds as well as bigg picture strategy. A good start saw the team lead the race the whole way round
The U25s were racing in the DBSC on Thursday night in an effort to get as much racing in as possible before some of the group go away for summer and the summer events kick off. Light weather and strong tide made the conditions challenging, however the team managed to lead the way around the course. In particular, the team worked to perfect their hoists and drops on the downwind whilst also demonstrating great upwind boat speed and tactics.
This week we have been trying to train as much as possible. The next few weeks we will have a lot of people starting and finishing exams so we’re just trying to train as much and as often as possible. With the Easterns a couple of weeks away we’ve been doing as much boat work as possible as well as sorting out which sails we will use for the event. We are also hoping to get out racing tomorrow for the DBSC so keep an eye out for us on the course. We’re looking forward to having new faces down training and racing as many people have been tied down studying recently. Remember details will be released regarding our launch night very soon so keep your eyes pealed
We had an exciting day out training last Thursday as it was one of our first heavy wind experience together. We headed out with the intention of competing in the DBSC but unfortunately due to entry issues we weren’t able to compete. We decided to stay out on the water and try and get some heavy weather training in. After some playing around with positions on the boat our session was well on its way. With the wind dropping steadily for the evening we focused mostly on gybing and kite trim. This helped out kite trimmers Louis and Cillian to perfect their gybes working alongside our helms Kate and Adam
Tuesdays DBSC was exciting as we had new faces down racing. Doug was helming, Cormac was on main trim, Peadar was on jib and kite trim alongside Elizabeth. Niamh was bow and Conor pit. Unfortunately after all our hard work getting a bullet we weren’t up on the results as we were delayed getting entered but hopefully you’ll see us up there from now on! We’re really looking forward to the next few weeks! We’ve lots of boat work and planning to do which will keep us busy!
This Saturday we had a great day out on the water. Cillian, Niamh, Bobby, James, Ryan and Kate made up the team that took part in the two DBSC races. We are making great progress in our boat handling and teamwork. We plan on getting as much time on the water as possible this week in preparation for the upcoming 1720 Easterns at the end of May. The evening was capped off with a few drinks in the yacht club of course!
Yesterday we had 13 sailors and two boats out for a training session which Prof kindly agreed to coach. We started the session off with an upwind grind working on boat speed and manoeuvres followed by a long downwind back into the harbour. In the Harbour we focused on some short windward leewards with quick 3 minute starts. The short course helped us focus on getting manoeuvres right. This week we will be out on the DBSC racecourse and also hopefully getting in a couple of extra training sessions. A big thank you to Prof for spending hours on the water with us. We really appreciate it and we all really enjoyed the session