Killaloe Clinic a fantastic success
The mist hung low over the lake in the early morning but his soon burnt off to reveal a beautiful bright cold sunny day. The prefect sailing conditions of 10 knots dropping to 5 as the day progresseD. The successful training clinic concluded today and the End of Season champonship starts in the morning.
Day 2 was also a damp day with medium to light winds and frequent rain showers.
Sailors were divided into groups based on the previous days racing
Hot chocolate warmed the sailors after the end of day two.
Strong winds dropped away to a medium south westerly yesterday in Lough Derg yesterday as the oppie sailors launched. The beauty of Lough Derg was unfortunately obscurred by driving rain but his did not deter the sprits of the dedicated oppie sailors who as we all know launch irrelevent what the weather is like.
At 10am a briefiing (pictured) was held and the sailors were introduced to the coaches Soren, Lola, Rachel, Colm & Cian. Soren had run the highly successful Baltimore event in February of this year so was familar to many of the sailors. Three practise races were run so that the sailors could get a feel for th elake sailing conditions. After lunch four more "real" races were completed and the sailors were today divided up into their coaching groups based on the results.
The Regatta Fleet sailors were also well catered for as once again Katie Malcolm worked her magic assisted by Paul O'Sullivan and everyone completed a full days sailing.
Today has (so far ) remained dry and the sun is even threating to shine as the oppies sail in light conditions.
More news tomorrow from Lough Derg.....