June 25, 2022

BRITISH Sailing Team windsurfer, Islay Watson, returned to her house club at Loch Insh to operate a particular masterclass for young windsurfers as component of a new RYA Scotland initiative. 

Members of the Loch Insh MonstArs learnt some major ideas and were launched to the world of foiling, an evolution that has taken off in global sailing and windsurfing. 

Islay Watson is presently lying 2nd in the globe rankings of the Women’s Olympic IQ Foil course and has been absorbing all the developments in this new willpower.

Islay with learners
Islay shared her information with the upcoming era of Loch Insh

Speaking at the occasion, Islay reported: “It’s remarkable that RYA Scotland have managed to get this kit organised.

“It is all about foiling now.

“These are the youth boards that are getting applied all-around the entire world.

“They’re truly very good for youthful people today to get on and find out the essential expertise of foiling in advance of transitioning to senior package.

“I’m genuinely looking forward to getting on the water and studying collectively so they can get that forward in their foreseeable future periods.”

Fellow British Sailing Staff and Loch Insh windsurfer Andy Brown, who a short while ago received the Men’s IQ Foil course in Palma at the opening Olympic collection function of the period, has delivered a lot of community delight in their windsurfing established-up in the highland loch.  

In partnership with Scotland’s windsurf clubs and enabled through legacy funding, RYA Scotland have furnished 5 iQFOiL (youth) boards and masts.

These will be owned by the clubs and used by their members and built out there for all transitioning sailors to use to progress onto foiling boards. 

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James Allan, CEO of RYA Scotland claimed: “It’s been a perfect day for the launch of the programme in Scotland listed here at Islay Watsons property water on Loch Insh.

“Clearly the talent exists for Scotland to go on to do very well in effectiveness windsurfing and with these boards now in the arms of our aspiring athletes they have the most effective opportunity to be successful.”