The Bangor University Sailing Club have started their winter training at the RAYC.
Thanks to an award from the Bangor Fund, the Students’ Union have been able to purchase six Firefly dinghies and two trailers that will enable the Bangor University Sailing Club to train in competitive boats in readiness for national and international competitions.
The new boats will mean the team will be more evenly matched against their sailing peers at other universities in competitive events. The boats are now in the Royal Anglesey Yacht Club dinghy park in Beaumaris.
The first session saw Cat Elson and her team of volunteers run beginners sailing sessions in the morning and more advanced race training in the afternoon. The students then joined other members of the RAYC for a BBQ at the end of the day. Cat Elson Bangor University Sailing Club Captain, said: “The aim of the day was to give beginners the opportunity to sail for the first time and to get our experienced sailors back on the Menai Strait. The weather was perfect and everyone enjoyed having a go at helming. With our new kit, boats and being a part of Royal Anglesey Yacht Club, Bangor University Sailing Club have so much potential for this Autumn and Winter. We plan to attend some university sailing events, host charity and club fundraising events, have a Christmas regatta and enjoy sailing at the RAYC!”
Plans for the rest of the season include a trip to Durham a Christmas Regatta on the 4th December and and the team will be joining the RAYC club racing during May 2022.