5 travellers joined 5 locals at Stewartby for the first of 2 training courses that the Sprint 15 Association ran using Brian Phipps of Windsport as the coach. Mark Norman was the Stewartby coordinator and he organised a pleasant weekend with some sun and enough wind for the occasional capsize. The ability range of the participants ranged from those who had just bought a Sprint 15 to some old hands who wanted to sharpen up their technique. All participants felt that they had got a lot out of the course so we would like to thank Brian Phipps for taking the time to do this for the Association. A fuller report will be included in the next issue of NewSprint.
Participants: Mark Norman, Karl Pountney, Robin Hall, Jon Finch, Robert Finch (all Stewartby), Kevin Dowley (Marconi), Gary Burrows (Thorpe Bay), Phil Warner (Draycote), Simon Rowell (Felixstowe Ferry) and Peter Lea (roamer).