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UK Youth Team Winter Training - Draycote Water SC, Rugby, UK, 21/22nd January

Thanks to Elliot Toms for his summary;
Saturday morning started off by with bright blue skies and we rigged our frosted RS Aeros followed by a mile run for the warm up to prepare for the day ahead. With no sign of wind initially we talked about boat manoeuvres. We then split into 4 groups and each having one topic to discs in our groups. The topics being light wind roll gybe, heavy wind roll gybe, light wind roll tack and heavy wind roll tack. After discussing amongst ourselves each group took it in turns to share and discuss with everyone what they had come up with. After completing this there was some wind so we headed out and made the most of it. 
With a steady 5 knots we practiced our light wind tacking and gybing. We finished off on the water with a few races where you had to get to the top mark with only 1, 2 or 3 tacks and then the same amount of gybes on the way back down to the line. After doing a few of these races we headed back ashore warm up and debrief on the session. 
Saturday was finished up with a meal for the sailors in the Dun Cow. 

Sunday morining was a sunny but chilly start. After the briefing we headed out to make the most of the good wind. The first activites we did were in groups of 2 or 3, each person would head up a different side of the course on spilt tacks and then we would discuss which side worked best. After repeating a few times the next activity was then races with the top 3 boats going to an further offset mark to keep it all close. With the wind dying we headed back in to warm up and debrief to discussing what happened on the water and what worked well in the activities. 

A good weekend practising our light wind sailing! Thanks to our coaches George Cousins and Sammy Isaacs-Johnson and to Draycote for hosting.

The next RS Aero Youth Team UK Winter training is at Paignton SC on 11/12th Feb with George Cousins and Greg Bartlett coaching. You can sign up for the weekend via the Event Page .

The Remaining Schedule
11/12th February - Paignton SC, Devon
11/12th March - Hayling Island SC, Hants
1/2nd* April - Bowmoor SC, nr Swindon
*The final day, Sunday 2nd April at Bowmoor SC will be the 2023 RS Aero UK Youth Champs (entry fee included for series entrants), after a series summary training day on the Saturday.



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30/01/2023 15:17:00
Peter Barton
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RS Aero UK Youth Team Winter Training - Draycote Water SC, Rugby, UK, 21/22nd January
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Draycote Water is one of the country's larger reservoirs with space to stretch the legs as well as searching out all the opportunities of inland shifts and gusts for max gain. The topic for the weekend is 'Playing the fleet - Racing strategy' and this weekend's coaches are George Cousins & Sammy I-J.

The RS Aero Youth Team Winter Training 2022/23 is visiting 7 different locations over 7 months across highly RS Aero populated areas of the country. A mix of coastal and inland venues will allow sailors to develop skills for all types of sailing. 

REMAINING SCHEDULE
21/22nd January - Draycote WSC, Rugby
11/12th February - Paignton SC, Devon
11/12th March - Hayling Island SC, Hants
1/2nd* April - Bowmoor SC, nr Swindon
*The final day, Sunday 2nd April at Bowmoor SC will be the 2023 RS Aero UK Youth Champs (entry fee included for series entrants), after a series summary training day on the Saturday.

SIGN UP! 
It is possible to enter individual weekends for £110 each. Full Details of each individual weekend are on the 
RS Aero UK Events List  with Online Entry via the pink box at the top of each page. 



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12/01/2023 15:30:00
Peter Barton
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