Summer sailing Penny Whiting Sailing School
May 13, 2016
Summer 2015/16 Blog.
Well another great season for wind and little rain has passed by. It was a record to only have the wet weather gear out twice in a season.
The classes did not start until November 1st as I had been sailing in Sardinia for the first time, just great sailing and plenty of wind there.
All the sailing classes this season managed to get 25 to 30 knots at some time during their course. This really makes the classes go off with a pop and the more wind the easier it is to learn to sail. Endless Summer has a great wardrobe of sails so that we can sail in every kind on weather conditions with ease.
Having a short run up to Christmas the weekend classes were very popular and we had great sailing over the two weekends.
The Afternoon classes were not that popular this season, but I cannot say enough for taking the course each afternoon for the week 12 noon until 3pm really get you on a roll and you do not have to wait 5 days to go sailing.
I had a few 1 on 1 sails away on Endless Summer and that was fun to be away two nights and three days, we cruise the gulf and usually sail around Waiheke Island with plenty of great stops.
With sailing school in its 50th year I plan to have a function at Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron on 19th October 3pm onwards to celebrate this mile stone. I will have plenty of interaction with past pupils and people interested in learning to sail a keelboat. There will be bowline practice and other fun stuff, With about 33,000 past pupils I’m not sure how to get hold of people, so I hope the word spreads.
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