38 Cadets took part in the ELYC Cadet regatta over the weekend of 14th and 15th August. It was great to see that together with some of the more experienced cadets, many of the participants taking part had undertaken training this year including those from both the Summer School and the Bass Rock Bandits.
There was a briefing and on water coaching from Michael Gorzowski, RYA Scotland Volvo Champion Club Coach who helped out all weekend.
Saturday’s start was delayed due to surf
in the fairway, which meant waiting for the tide to fill in a little but close racing took part across both Topper and Handicap Fleets. After the 2 Races on Saturday, Calum Finlayson, Lewis Grant and Andrew Scott led the Topper Fleet after, while the Lasers of Chris Scott, Ewan Rycroft and Sarah Alexander led the Handicap Fleet.
On Sunday the swell had died down, but racing had to be abandoned during the second race as the weather gods where against us and sent in the Haar. After everyone was safely back on shore there was a prize giving.
Many thanks to all that helped out at the weekend especially Ben and Alex acting as race Officers, the rescue boat crews, Jane C-M and Lucy Gibbons for organising the event. We hope to see the cadets continue their successful weekend and take part in club racing.