Cadets learn sailing skills

ANYONE who doubts the future of Royal Tay Yacht Club should go along to the beach at West Ferry any Wednesday evening.

They will find an active and enthusiastic group of more than 20 youngsters aged between 10 and 18 improving their sailing skills under the auspices and supervision of the RTYC Cadet Section and The Tay Sail Training Association. Weather permitting the cadets get afloat in a mixture of TSTA and RTYC boats with good safety boat cover and are not put off when the weather is not favourable.

A highlight for many is the club’s annual Cadet Week, which this year will take place from August 8 to 12 with a Cadet Regatta on Saturday, August 13.

Meanwhile, in the Lamb Beasley Trophy event, sailed on Saturday, the winners were Stewart and David Murdoch in their Kestrel ‘Seathing’.

Bill Carson’s Dart 18 ‘Kit Kat’ was second, with Richard and Mairi Harper third in an RS 200.

Tomorrow (Saturday), Royal Tay hold their Centenary Regatta with the first race starting at 2 p.m.