Only 3 weeks to go till sailing starts (for the hardy sailors) so I hope you are nearly ready for the new season. Measure up your kids and see if they have grown over the winter, and then get down to Decathalon in Stockport if they have! (It’s best place in my opinion for good value wetsuits and sailing gear). Looks like shortage of water won’t be a problem for the start of the season.
With the calendar now published, its time to pick out the key dates and pop them in your diary. Here is my personal selection you might like to consider.
8/9th March – Sailing starts – Jybaz and Endurance Race
9th April – Wednesday Series Starts
27th April – Solo Open
5 May – Open Day – please come down and support us and encourage new members. Keeping membership levels high is the best way of creating a fun club and keeping subscriptions low. If everyone brought down one potential new member or family…
24 May – Topper Open
17 May – First Go Sailing session at 4pm for less experienced adult sailors. Part of a bigger Push Boat out day with visit by Olympic Sailor.
21st June – Summer Social Event
19th July – Abersoch. This is a week-long sailing holiday with racing and an active social scene. Speak to Trish for details on this event.
13/14 September – Southport 24 hour races. This is listed at #4 in the Yachts and Yachting top 50 sailing events. A Le Mans style race, Rudyard is one of a handful of clubs to have entered every one of the 47 events. Even if you don’t want to sail, it’s a great experience to attend, and we always need help on the shore to support those on the water.
21st September. Barts Bash – we will be taking part in a world record sailing race in memory of Bart Simpson so make sure if you only come down to the club on one day, you take part in this unique event.
22nd November – Trophy Dinner Dance. You don’t need to have won anything, this event is for all the club and is a great evening together at the end of the season.
A reminder – my blog last week covered key changes to the racing series, click here to read it. We look forward to seeing you soon.