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Tera Nationals - Ryde - Guy Booth

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Published 15:37 on 12 Aug 2023

Day 3

Slightly lighter wind today (15-18kts), and almost constant drizzle welcomed our Worthing Tera-rists as they ventured out for the final day. The Regatta fleet had a reef in their main which helped a lot, but all 3 of our sailors (Tilly, Nova and Lucas) got wet and then cold - learning the valuable lesson to always wear their spray jackets (especially when mums and dads repeatedly suggest it!).

Orson and Jack, in the Sport Class, completed 4 races over almost 6 non-stop hours on the water!

The Sport fleet had 90-something sailors making the start lines congested and nerve-racking for our lads, with many of the other sailors having seen this sort of thing before.

Our guys did so well, sailing close to one another throughout the day.

They came back exhausted, hungry, and elated, having given their all. They learned so much, for their first time in such an event.

All the Worthing sailors did the club proud, and Team Worthing made quite an impact overall.

Now, to unpack, wash and service the WSC Teras, and we're already searching the calendar for the next event,.

The value of such exposure cannot be overstated. All 5 of them learned and experienced so much, making some lasting memories and leaving them thirsty for more.

The traveling parents could not have been more proud at the way our Team conducted themselves on and off the water.

Day 2

Jack and Orson hit the start line with 80 something boats today, in another day of strong, and gusty conditions. Racing takes place a very long way offshore which was new to our team. Both the lads finished the first race mid fleet, and then Jack retired, he'd had enough. Orson sailed on in the second of 3 races, before joining the gang ashore. Both pushing themselves to their own comfort levels.

Tilly, Nova and Lucas had some shore training before lunch and then hit the water for 3 hours this afternoon, again, in gusty and challenging conditions.

A really big BBQ with live music on the lawn followed for about 300 ish people, as the sun came out and so did the Peroni.

More tomorrow.

Day 1

Challenging conditions here in Ryde today. Very strong wind gusts, strong currents and very shallow water in the river entrance. More mud than I've ever seen on a boat! But. Huge smiles on faces, lots of new friends made, and plenty to learn from this weekend.

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