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Cecily and Freya become Day Skippers

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Published 17:17 on 6 Aug 2021

Our theory course was 6 days of intense zoom classes, two of which were spent talking about tides!

Ready to put our theory to the test we both packed (far too much) into Kerry's car and headed to Largs on the West coast of Scotland (where the tides are practically irrelevant anyway)

We arrived on Cec's birthday so her present was the 7 hour car journey with me haha

This actually makes Cec one of the youngest day skippers as to get the certificate you need to be 16

Cec had been up to largs for her competent crew course the year before and had not stopped talking (about it since) so it was great we were able to do our day skipper there with Go West Sailing

As it turns out lots of our dinghy knowledge was hugely beneficial in big boats so many skills just needed to be refined and our bowline loops made bigger

We did it!! With lots of cups of tea and winds up to force 6, we had a brilliant time, and are now both theoretical and practical fully qualified day skippers :)

So now we can sail anywhere from Portsmouth but we just can't drive to Portsmouth yet!

Hope you enjoyed reading about our life

Cecily and Freya

Last updated 17:40 on 17 October 2021

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