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Posted on 11:57am Sunday 16th October 2011
After last weeks minor shoulder injury sustained whilst Sailing a Dart 16, it was great to get back on the water fully fit. The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy was busy as they were at the start of ‘Speed Week’ and hoping a few records may be set to be broken. It wouldn’t have been on Saturday though as we experienced another beautifully sunny day with the wind averaging 7 knots in a south easterly direction.
Posted on 11:36am Tuesday 5th July 2011
This weekend saw the start of the International Federation of Disabled Sailing Event at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy and I was excited to be volunteering for it. I arrived on Saturday morning not really knowing what to expect as my usual job of safety cover on the water wasn’t needed as the organisers of the event provide their own safety boats. However, it turned out that I had a fantastic, varied weekend learning new skills and meeting new people.
Posted on 7:12am Thursday 19th May 2011
Since my last blog, lots of things have been prepared both on and off the water. All the usual mix of windsurfing, (assistant) instructing, race club and race series have all been going on during the weekday evenings but I have also started to apply and prepare for non-water based activities.
Posted on 6:32pm Monday 7th February 2011
It was really windsurfing weather rather than sailing weather as it was approximately 28 knots, gusting up to 40 knots over the course of the day, but undeterred by this, I headed to SailLaser for the first session of the season.
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PORTLAND schoolboy Adam Greaves got a taste of life on the water with The Chesil Trust charity's Sail for £5 scheme and caught the sailing bug. The Royal Manor pupil has progressed through his dinghy sailing qualifications thanks to scholarship funding from the charity and SailLaser sailing school at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy and has now achieved assistant instructor level. Adam, aged 14, has already amassed more than 160 hours volunteer time at the academy. Here we follow his progress as he sets his sights on volunteering and taking part in the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing events on his home waters.