A real pleasure for me to sail with Mike Threadgill and his grandson Sam, who until yesterday hadn’t sailed before.

Winds were up and down and variable in direction,  but as you can see in these picture, we did get some good Force 3 winds.

On a personal note, I am now putting in time doing conversion for sailing Time Flies.  You may think a boats a boat, but there are differences, best practices  that need to be ‘taken aboard’ so they come naturally.   For her age, she is a lively lass and picks up and is off on the lightest wind – so wind awareness and estimating the pace of the boat, especially when returning to the pontoon, is key.  Sailing and returning to the pontoon for the morning session and sailing during the day, feeling more confident – a few more times to make sure its automatic and I’ll be happy.

Some pictures from a memorable and very happy sail with Sam and his Grandad, my sailing buddy, Mike in excellent conditions.

Mike and Sam enjoying a sail on Time Flies

Believe it or not, Sam had not sailed before today and here he is helming a Soling


Grandad and Grandson enjoying a sail on Soling Time Flies 22 July 2018

Happy Smiley Faces – sailing in F3-4 on Time Flies with Sam on the helm

Sailing Buddies

End of the day – relaxed Sailor Sam, grandson of member Mike Threadgill



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About Dave Grundy

Joined RCSSC after over 25 years gap from sailing offshore and dinghies. I quickly got involved and became the Sailing Secretary, later the Treasurer and for three years RCSSC Club Commodore ( Now title is Club Captain) So glad I found RCSSC.

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