RYA Mirror National Junior Squad 2012 - 2013

Carsington Combined Squad Weekend 16th-17th March


Last weekend was a weekend to remember with regards to getting all the squads together and eyeing out our future opponents when it comes to the big competitions. It was fun-filled with the squads doing their own work individually in the morning and then coming together in the afternoons for some racing. Also on Sunday morning each squad did some individual fitness however after that, we all came together to do some team games (which the North Squad won all of-I hasten to add).


RYA National Junior Squad at Poole 8th & 9th November

Eighteen children jumping into a swimming pool at once

On the 8th and 9th December the RYA National Junior Squad arrived fresh and ready for a good weekend of training at Poole. The 420s were there for their own training some of which were ex-mirror sailors and it was great for everyone to catch up including parents.

RYA National Junior Squad at Northampton 24th & 25th November

White GRP Mirror dinghy on a close reach with helm and crew hiking hard

The National Squad arrived in Northampton on Saturday 24th November for training focused on boat set up and handling. Saturday was damp and while the parents made themselves comfortable in the warm club, Catherine and Alex drilled us with the whistle.

RYA National Junior Squad camp at WPNSA

RYA National Junior Mirror squad in their red squad jackets

The 2012/13 NJS started their first 4 day residential with the land day at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Acadamy (WPNSA) on Saturday 27th October. After the warm up the whole squad was ready for their fitness test. During the day we completed agility, leg power and arm strength tests. We also did a bleep test which is harder than it sounds but all the effort was worth it because the Mirror fleet proved to be the fittest double handers, beating the Fevas and Cadets.

Final Reminder - RYA Volvo Zone Championships 29/30th September

FINAL REMINDER: The RYA Volvo Zone Championships are to be held over the weekend of the 29/30th September 2012.

These are RYA Regional Championships for all the Junior Classes.

At the RYA Volvo North Zone Championships at Rutland SC we have racing for Toppers, RS Feva, Mirror (from all Zones), Cadet, Laser 4.7 and Windsurfers (4.5, 5.8 open and 6.8, 7.8 techno).

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