SAILING - Draycote Water Sailing Club see record turnouts - The Leamington Observer

SAILING - Draycote Water Sailing Club see record turnouts

Aaron Sutcliffe 13th Jun, 2024 Updated: 19th Jun, 2024   0

DRAYCOTE Water Sailing Club, Royal Yachting Association (RYA) club of the year winners, have seen record turnouts this summer.

The club broke their seven-year high turnout twice in early June as some 58 boats took to the water.

Draycote host class racing for a number of designs including single-handed Solos, Aeros and ILCA (ex-Laser) classes.

And the club also host competitive double-handed Fireballs and Flying Fifteens racing.

Draycote has a healthy menagerie fleet and hold a novice race for beginners on the first Sunday of each month with pre-race and on-the-water coaching to help new sailors build confidence.

One of Draycote’s founder members, Geoff Huett won the late May bank holiday pursuit race alongside son Paul.

Geoff utilised his 61 years of sailing experience to win his first-ever pursuit race and now leads the club’s Pursuit Race Series.

And Draycote’s single-handed Feva sailors won the Top Club award at the Feva Nationals.

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