Cool day down at the beach today! The wind was perfect for learning, around 4m/s, so Charlie took to the water and managed to do his first few sails across the wind.
It was wonderful to watch, think he shocked himself; that he was actually ‘sailing’ all by himself! He’s using a two square Metre kids rig and an old mistral screamer board. The sails still a little heavy, but once it’s up out of the water he is managing to find the balance point and keep it under control. He was buzzing when he finished the session today, a real achievement for an 8 year old to be sailing… Can’t wait to help him progress further this summer.
Neil and I finished the session with a ‘coca cola toast’ to congratulate Charlie and welcome him to the start, of what we are sure will be, many years of fun and enjoyment with windsurfing. Nice one son!! Andyc