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fiRilMNO Training is is well & truly in session. Eighteen young sailors have completed 6 sessions on Cullen Bay Marina/Lake Alexander and many are now taking the step of doing classes on "The Big Waters" of Fannie Bay and joining the Mimow fleet. Junior sailing on Tuesday & Thursday afternoons has commenced witb Tuesdays being development al and Thursdays for beginners. Some older individuals are hal-f way th.rough their Basic Skills I & 2 courses. The next course commences Tue 6th June. If you are a boat owner please be aware that they a-re potential crew members. A small number of sailors braved wet season conditions to do the Racing Skills 1 course. It culminated in a "real" race on Sun gth April which was unfortunately deficient in the wind department, however they hope to be able to put their sailtrimming, rules & tactics into practice in the futu-re. Condolences to Fiona Collins who had to drop out of the course when she had to have her appendix removed! TL4 Competent Crew,/lnshore Skipper candidates are at exam stage which seemed a long way off when we started the course back in February. They indude some new boat owners and potential crew, good luck to Muray Schleibs, Tony Gill, Mari Rhydnen, Joanna Wood, Nlatthew Parnaby, Alby Siermans, Fiona Ray, also to 4 others doing the navigation module only. A Topper Racing Challenge commenced Wed. 26th Ap l this being the first heat of a 7 race series of which 5 heats count. The format is 3 races each session with the first 2 being coached ald the 3rd to be without outside assistance ,which counts 7tz loq fl.1 eooo pase s towards the sedes. The course will be a high tide course, close to the beach in front of the Club. The warning signal for the fust of the J races is al 1720. This challenge is open to ANYONE so if you fancy racing in a simple one design dinghy wher it comes down to tactics and "the dill on the till" give it a go & have fun! The level 3 Better S^iling cou,rse (equivalent to previous TLl Intermediate) commences Thur. 18th May. This course takes sailors beyond the lementary stage to advanced boat handting, sail & boat trim and general seamanship. It is designed to help paticipants become competent day sailors, mastering such skills as spinnaker work and anchoring, also some basic navigation. The course also foms the basis for the development of assistant instructors, essential to the continual ioD of quality sail training in the N.T. IT IS AISO A PRERIQIJISITE FOR YOUTHSAIL. Jenny Simondson TrAining Provider Geoff Stait, Cocky Goedhard, Bill Jelly and Bill Gibson at lhe Bar.
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