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2017 May 1 - 12:00 am

A dinghy neophyte goes from capsizing queen to regatta worthy in a week thanks to an intensive and fun warm-water training program

Capsizing: One thing you don’t have to worry about here is getting your rig stuck in the mud,” sailing instructor Colin Gowland commented wryly at our first morning briefing. Having never previously set foot in a Laser, the significance of that statement as being one of the very first on Gowland’s agenda didn’t immediately set in. In fact, I may have even laughed out loud. 

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