Last weekend was another blustery day, with some fairly fun sailing conditions – it did not feel like the first day of the summer series. I think I got nominated for the broken rudder trophy for going out, doing 2 laps in the Folkes Race in fairly testing conditions with Brendan, being the only one to finish and then to be told I had gone round a mark the wrong way!
This weekend sees our first regatta. 3 races on Sunday and another 3 on Monday, with prizes for first on Sunday, overall top 3 and also first Junior. The third race on Sunday is also the first in the series of three for the Marriage Mug for Married/Civil Partnership couples. It would be great to see some juniors and families out there sailing. To help you I have put together all the training material on a new section of the website under Sailing; Training; Hints & Guides – click here. This also includes some race officer training.
Phil Arnold (who designs the website) has also added a great new feature on the front page – UPCOMING EVENTS. You can see that on the right hand side of the page when you are reading the blogs or other sections. Don’t forget the Open Day (5th May) and the Olympic Sailor visit on 17th May.
Angela has let us have some great pictures of the club set up for weddings, so if you know of anyone interested in booking the club, then send them this link.
Last of all this week, a bit of a technical clarification on rules for the keener racing sailors. I’ve had varying messages on the Overlap zone rounding marks. To cut a long story short, we agreed a while back to use the standard rule of 3 boat lengths, but the year book says 2 boat lengths. For the avoidance of doubt we will follow the standard rules i.e. 3 boat lengths. I will post a notice of clarification in the racing hut. If that make sense – you clearly know the rules of racing. If that does not make sense and you want to know more, read this blog on the basic rules. If you don’t follow it and are not bothered, don’t worry!
Enjoy the Easter Weekend and hope to see you down at the club.