This year’s South and West End of Winter Regatta was hosted by Tata Steel Sailing Club in partnership with the WYA.
Thirty eight junior and youth sailors from all over South and West Wales came together on Saturday the 23rd March, to compete in the End of Winter Regatta hosted by Tata Steel Sailing Club in partnership with the WYA. The weather forecast was true to its word – a bitter Easterly wind and an air temperature of 2 degrees Celsius. However, sailors ranging from 10 years to 16 years came out and gave it their best. Race officer of the day, Dave Downs, did an excellent job of providing competitive racing in challenging conditions, with two races before and after lunch. Optimist and Topper training fleets didn’t race, but had an opportunity to sail with coaches Ben Smith, Chris Jefferies and Steve Small.
Despite the uncharacteristic conditions for March, the sailors thoroughly enjoyed themselves and went home smiling.