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Youngsters learn the ropes during five-day sailing course

A five-day youth sailing course run by the Arran Outdoor Centre in Lamlash earlier in the month saw three local boys taking part in the Royal Yachting Association approved training. One of those taking part, Kieran Geraghty, aged nine, gave The Banner his report.
The participants help prepare the boat for the day’s sailing.

‘I was quite new to the sport of sailing and at the start it was quite hard. Martin Wood, our instructor, explained how to rig the boat and how it worked. There were two controls: the main sheet, which controls the sail, and the tiller, which controls the boat. We were all in our individual boats Lazer Picos. Martin was in a rigid inflatable boat (RIB). There were three of us on the course, Rory, 10 Ben Worthington, nine, and me, Kieran Geraghty.

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