Olympic Sailor To Spend Day With Cadets and Otters

On Saturday 20 August Phil Sparks from the GBR Olympic Squad is coming to Gunfleet to give the Club's Cadets and Otters a bit of sailing tuition.  19 year old Phil started his sailing at 6 years old in Optimists, dominated the class for many years before moving onto 420's where he became World Champion.  He now races 470's, is in the Olympic squad with the ambition of Going For Gold.

Phil is keen to give the Gunfleet Cadets and Otters some tips on tuning your Toppers and Topazes (and other classes) as well as some tuition in really making your boats go well on the water.  There will be some filming going on, some tacking and gybing techniques and, at the end of the day, a big muck around with everyone on the boats. 

The event starts at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. and lunch is included.  The whole event is free, including the lunch, and its a fantastic start to Cadet Week.

The Olympic Training Day is open to all Cadets and Otters, whether you can make Cadet Week or not.  We will need to know numbers so please email helmsdale1@btinternet.com to confirm your place asap.