2nd April 2019
Six injured veterans took part in sail race training and the second set of races this season with Turn to Starboard last week.
On Wednesday, the Turn to Starboard crew spent time on the water at Gosport in Hampshire preparing for the first of the Royal Naval Sailing Association (RNSA) race of the ‘Wednesday Evening’ series. The informal yacht races cater for a wide range of racing and cruising vessels with classes for fast and slower boats.
On Thursday and Friday, the crew developed their racing techniques with race drills, start-line procedures and sail trim practice in preparation for the second Gill SunSail Race Series of the year, held over the weekend.
A fleet of eleven yachts set sail on the Solent in light winds to compete in three races on Saturday, with the Turn to Starboard crew crossing the finish line in 6th place. On Sunday, a stronger sea breeze gave tighter racing conditions with the crew finishing 9th place in the contest overall.
If you have served in the Armed Forces and have been affected by military operations, we invite you to try the thrill and challenge of sail racing. You can sail at racing events throughout the year from our new office at Haslar Marina in Gosport, or enjoy general sail training from our base at Falmouth in Cornwall – the choice is yours!