Certificates and awards were presented at the final session of the year. Sailors who had been working hard all season received RYA achievement certificates. Special awards were presented for Outstanding Sailor of the Year and Most Promising Newcomer.
Well, we closed out the sessions with very little wind. This led to some fun and games and a great lunch afterwards. Well done to all who completed some certification during this season. Enjoy your time doing other things and we hope to see everyone in April 2016.
Someone who dislikes sailing might be very glad to find themselves back on terra firma or ‘firm land’. If they had heard too much of the delights of the sea, they might say that they had been lectured ad nauseam, or ‘to sickness’. They might be wary of decisions taken on an ad hoc basis, Latin for ‘to this’, used in English to mean ‘created or done for a particular purpose’. Sometimes you have no chance to influence what happens, as things may be done in your absence, or in absentia.