Another week of camps at the sailing center just ended. We had an all day level 1 camp, for which Justin and myself were the instructors. We had a huge variety of wind throughout the week. On Wednesday of last week the wind was blowing a nice 3-4 knots. The class rigged 5 open bics and everyone was excited to do the windward leeward course we had set up.
As the first 2 boats reached the marks the wind started to pick up, quickly rising to over 15 knots! Several of the bics were zooming around the mooring field, having a great time. All of the sailors stepped up their game for the heavy conditions as the instructors worked to get everyone to the docks. We had a few turtles, and one rudder fell off, but overall the kids were excited about how they had sailed in such heavy winds.
Friday we had a perfect amount of breeze and we took the open bics out again. On the last day it was awesome to see how so many of the campers felt confident in their boats. Many of the campers had never sailed dingys before coming to camp and the last day they really showed how much they had learned.