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Gauteng Dart League 2014. Leg 1: Boskop Yacht Club

Photo Credit: Lara Brown

Hi all Dart Sailors

Some feedback regarding the First Dart World training league held at Boskop Dam.

The wind was very fluky on Saturday morning with more than 90 degree wind shifts occurring.

It often took you from top of the fleet to last in the fleet, so very difficult and challenging most of the time. Always fun though.

Shellee Nel an accredited level 3 ISAF technical coach did a “Chalk and Talk” at lunch on the mornings races, important rules and the commonly asked question about right of way, windward  boat, leeward boat, mark rounding, starting procedure and the likes were discussed.

It was very pleasing to see “the light come on” in some of the expressions of the sailors! The more technical questions that were asked helped all the sailors new and experienced. We look forward to seeing Shellee for the next Training League coming up.

Saturday afternoon the wind settled in with some nice racing, even one of the Tigers had a capsize, so it was good day to be had, all in all.

Sunday the conditions were very light and Shellee spent lots of her time coaching the boats on boat speed, balance and trim etc.

We have also put some nice clothes together for the upcoming Worlds, most of them were displayed at Boskop. A few orders have already been placed.

These garments will be loaded onto the website and orders can be placed there.

I would also like to extend a big thank you to Boskop for hosting the event.

It is always a nice place to and spend the weekend sailing. Safe, fun, family orientated and always accommodating.

At the next training league the intention is to have a few races to count, then divide the fleet so that the top sailors spend some time getting the rest of the fleet up from behind. Let’s see how this pans out so I really encourage you to join in the fun and training.

Happy Sailing

Results

Rank SailNo HelmName CrewName
1st 3272 Iuan Gray Competitor 15
2nd 113 Ben Mienie Competitor 22
3rd 7929 Vernon Brown Calvin Brown
4th 7910 Kobus Holtzhausen Competitor 14
5th 5451 Johan Slabbert Cecilia Houan
6th 7838 Wolfie Niewman Competitor 23
7th 7037 Dries Pretorius Competitor 19
8th 5455 Ryan Robinson Micheala Robinson
9th 7042 R Dove Competitor 13
10th 5404 Competitor 25
11th 7332 Bennie Knoll Competitor 12
12th 5363 Bradley Levin Mikah Losch
13th 4171 Ian Steward Alan Levin
14th 5406 Gerard van Niekerk Competitor 27
15th 2301 Gavin Brits Competitor 16

Full results here

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