Coach's Notes from the CFJ Clinic at SWYC
We were stoked to send 8 sailors to the CFJ Clinic hosted by SWYC on Saturday, April 24th. Liam/Carlin, Owen/Sean, Jonah/Alex K, Isabella and Efe got to practice their boathandling and spinnaker skills in preparation for the upcoming SCYYRA CFJ Shadden Championships at the beginning of June. It's great to work with area clubs in providing these opportunities for the kids, not only to learn more, but to get to know each other more as they visit other clubs and share experiences in non-regatta settings. We are especially proud of our newer CFJ sailors Sean, Jonah, Alex K and Isabella for stepping outside of their comfort zones and trying something new!
From SWYC Coach Marianna - "This weekend's clinic went great. It was a wonderful day for both advanced and new FJ sailors. As the fleet had sailors of all walks of FJ experience, it was split into those who would learn how to set a spinnaker and the advanced sailors. The beginning FJ sailors had a great time learning how to set kites, and the advanced sailors focused on technique. After a chalk talk and some land drills, the sailors hit the water! We had a couple of successful sets in the beginning fleet but the wind was a little too much for our new spinnaker sailors, so they learned how wing on wind while going down wind. We then finished up the day with two joint races with the advanced group. I’m very proud of my group of sailors, some of which had never been in an FJ before! We’re ready for the next clinic!"
Next clinic is May 15, last clinic of the series is May 22!