Big steps for the Irish Youth sailing team as they entered the biggest “round the cans” catamaran race event in Europe , Eurocat, Carnac France. Windsport head coach, Brian Phipps, was on hand to guide them through – the experience in what was only their second catamaran racing event. As part of a 80 boat line up on the start-line, the challenges and learning curve was steep but rewarding. Each race delivered a new set of challenges and learning experiences which the team shared with their Windsport coach, Brian Phipps, as part of their ongoing development program.ts
The long term goal of a medal at the 2012 ISAF Youth Worlds is still sometime away but this team is on course to give it their best shot .
The next step for the team and Windsport is to carry out a seasons race events supported by some strategic training sessions.