Sailing Club

21st May 2018

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Braeburn had nine children signed up to the Naivasha Yacht Club Sailing this year out of a total of 53 cadets (ages 7-13) representing Pembroke, Kenton, The Banda, ISK, Peponi and the Dutch School.  3 Degrees South (RYA accredited) instructors from Kilifi ran the courses for the children who were split into groups:  the beginners (Mauis), lower intermediates (Porpoises) and upper intermediates (Orcas).  The children learnt how to sail in Optimists and Lasers and all made good progress during the courses, gaining in confidence on the water and learning theory as well as the practical aspects of sailing.

The final session of the programme took place last weekend and brought all the cadets together for two days of competition, racing and on and off the water activities.  We couldn’t have been luckier with the weather and the cadets had plenty of good wind which made for some fun and exciting races.  The rain held off during the day and with so much activity, the hippos kept a safe distance too!

The Banda emerged the over all winners for the events over the weekend with Braeburn coming a close second. However, Braeburn did come home with two trophies: Rafe Garner won the Bush-Bike Spanner for coming 2nd in the Lasers over the weekend and Thomas Richardson won the Bushy Bebb Plate as the best Laser sailor over the year!

If anyone is interested in joining cadets next year, please contact me, joanna.garner@braeburn.ac.ke for more information.

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