Sailing on Ardingly Reservoir

On the 11th May 2019 Alan, Sam and Marion organised an Open Water and Sailing day on Ardingly reservoir. There were 17 of us on the course including the three coaches. We had 15 open boats  out at anyone time. 

We split up into three groups. Marion took one group and demonstrated how to paddle into or against the wind using extreme trim.

At lunch time Sam & Alan demonstrated how to rig a raft with an “A” frame sail but we did not use it on the water.

Alan took another group out and demonstrated how to raft up to assist with coping with the wind.

Sam taught us how to use a down wind sail which looked really colourful.

Someone said that Purley Canoe Club finally became a Canoeing club on this day. The Weather varied from very wind and wet to flat calm and sunny. Thanks goes to Alan, Sam and Marion for a great day out where we learned so much..