Sunday 15th saw the start of our Level 1 training. We welcomed four new families to the club and the return of one family where Mum had originally done the course 7 years ago. They were joined on the course by two members who joined last year and by Meg (so she can now tell Jason what he's doing wrong).
It was a windy day for a first sail so several people will not be needing the optional capsize practice next week! In the picture, Anna is demostrating how to rescue one Topper with another. To reassure anyone who may be concerned, the crew had already been rescued in more orthodox fashion.
The star of the theory session was Max, the youngest participant on the course. Despite being unsure about actually going out in a boat, he was able to list and explain all five methods of steering much to the surprise of his mother!
it was lovely to see so many boats on the water and people about - new members, instructors and existing members all sailing together.