Sail Training Weekend 2012

9th - 11th March 2012

Photographs by Jeremy Nunns

Featuring:

Anna Hilton, Antonia Foster, Emilie Foster, Lizzie Poole, Mali Roberts, Naomi Andrew,
Nicky Yates, Peter Davies, Rose Lee, Sarah Nichols, Sarah Coe, Tilly Claydon & Tom Dixon

With Instructors: Jeremy Nunns, Stephen Didsbury,
Jez Littlewood, Pippa Nunns and Caroline Johnson


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Friday Evening



The Nancy Oldfield Trust - our base for the weekend


Exterior of the N.O.T. Bungalow


From the bungalow down to the water


The Dory and Yeomans ready in the Dyke


The N.O.T. 'Ark' out on Barton Broad


Friday supper around the table . . .


. . . joined by Josh Bridges


Assembled in the lounge for a (brief) theory session


We started tying knots . . .


. . . even tying each other in knots

 

 


Saturday Morning - Preparation and Sailing



Preparing in the morning making our lunches


Pippa talking about how to Slow the boat down


Out on the Broad to 'The Ark'


Preparing 'Aslan' ready to hoist sail


And getting the cover off one of the Yeomans


A Yeoman gets sailing across the Broad


'Aslan' in the sunshine


Peter sails the Bass Boat away from the pontoon


Out across the Broad in the morning sun


Nicky takes command of the Randmeer


The Randmeer tanking along on a beam reach


Then practicing slowing down


Boats spread out across the broad


Anna and Sarah sailing a Yeoman


Close-up of activity in another Yeoman


Rose sails a Yeoman on a broad reach


Back on 'The Ark' for a coffe break


Sailing again - Mali and Rose in the Randmeer


The Bass Boat, without its Mizzen sail raised


Practicing 'Coming Alongside'boat


Nicky now sailing a Yeoman


Yeomans and Eternal Hope moored up to 'The Ark'


Lizzie sailing the Bass Boat


Mooring up, ready for lunch


Saturday Afternoon - Sailing in the Sunshine



Lunch on 'The Ark'


Sitting around discussing sailing - and stuff


And joined by Josh (again)


Pippa and Caroline demonstrate reefing a Yeoman


'Aslan' heads off in the sunshine


Peter steering under Pippa's instruction


Rose and Mali in the Bass Boat


The Randmeer sailing well


A Yeoman giving a nice contrast of sunshine & sails


Joining up in a line to sail together


Following Jez & Josh in the Dory


The line of boats sailing 'Follow My Leader'


Antonia enjoying sailing a Yeoman


Tilly and Naomi in another Yeoman


Sailing 'Follow My Leader' in the evening sun


'Aslan' now takes the lead


But some of the other boats can't easily slow down!


A lovely end to the day's sailing


Getting into the Bass Boat to motor back to the bungalow


Caroline decides to drive the Dory back for the evening

 


Saturday Evening - Back in the Bungalow



Ready to Eat again, all around the table


A tasty lasagne, cooked by Jez


Even a Birthday Cake for Mali


Gathered for another theory session and time of fellowship together

 

 


Sunday Morning - Sailing in Lighter Winds



Preparing our lunches (before breakfast)


Porridge and cereals for breakfast!


Down to the boats - taking the covers off


Getting on board the little cruiser to head for the broad


Tilly at the tiller of the Randmeer


Two Yeomans in the sunshine


Aslan and a Yeoman saill off the pontoon - backwards


Peacefully sailing acrosss Barton Broad


Nicky helming 'Eternal Hope'


Approaching the pontoon for 'coming alongside'


'Aslan', Randmeer and Yeoman at 'The Ark'


Coffee Break back on 'The Ark'


Sarah preparing the Bass Boat for departure


Successfully sailing it off backwards


Naomi gets ready to take the Randmeer out


Tilly helping her depart, as a Yeoman sails off backwards


Naomi making good sternway in the Randmeer


Mali and Lizzie putting the Bass Boat to bed


Tilly and Naomi taking down the Randmeer's mainsail


Gathered for lunch on the pontoon in the sunshine


A fine end to a good weekend's sailing


Photographs by Jeremy Nunns JeremyNunns (at sign) iee.org


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