Whilst we cannot be out on the water, your Committees have still been thinking sailing. We have found some great resources that might be of interest and for those with a competitive spirit, an Easter themed Competition and some Virtual Racing.
So, to the activities:
Recycled ‘Egg Sailor’ Boat Competition – Build a small boat out of any scrap materials for example plastic bottles, cardboard, drinks cans that can support a painted egg sailor (sailor to be a hen’s egg). You can be as creative as you like. Your videos or photos of your boat and sailor ‘floating’ will need to be submitted by 5pm on Easter Monday to any of the St Catherine’s Sailing Club WhatsApp groups or via our Facebook page – St Catherine’s Sailing Club, for judging by our Commodore Dave Jones.
Virtual Regatta – In the absence of our usual on the water activities, Dave (Pseudonym ‘St Cath’s DJ’) is all set to run three races back to back as a Virtual Regatta event on Monday 13th April starting at 10am. Racing will take place in 49er’s in the Portsmouth bay area. If you would like to join in with this racing, register for free on the Inshore area https://www.virtualregatta.com/en/inshore-game/ Please then register your intention to race by sending your name and ‘Pseudonym’ to Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org There are only 20 places so first come, first served. Get practising!
Art – One of our members has been posting on Facebook free drawings to download and colour in, they are so intricate and beautiful, and of course, sea themed. Have a look on Katherine Cadin Art.
The RYA has started the project #SailFromHome on YouTube and these sessions are available on the British Sailing Team YouTube Channel or via Facebook. There are some really great sessions covering strategy, interviews with Olympic Squad sailors, workouts and boat maintenance.
Hiking Bench – Perhaps you may have enough bits at home to make your own hiking bench so that you will be extra quick up wind, there are plenty of simple designs on the internet.
Have fun with your families and stay safe.