Late March news

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It was great to see the club busy again yesterday as lovely weather welcomed our reopening.  We had 25 windsurfers, mainly in the morning with the good wind, and  throughout the day there were 11 boats, 6 paddleboards, 1 sea rowing boat and 18 kayaks from Rugby Canoe Club!

Wednesday 31st March
Wednesday evening racing starts (1st warning signal 18.30): 1 average lap race, 4 starts:Start 1:  Handicaps of GL 1100 or lower (incl. Fireball)Start 2:  Flying FifteensStart 3:  Lasers, Laser Radial & Laser 4.7Start 4:  Handicaps of GL 1101 or higher (incl. Solos & Aeros (9,7,5))
Sunday 4th April
Club racing (1st warning signal 11.00), 2 average lap races back-to-back, with 3 starts:Start 1: Handicaps of GL 1023 or lower (incl. Fireball & Flying Fifteen)Start 2: Handicaps of GL 1024 to 1108 (incl. Laser, Aero 7 & Aero 9)Start 3: Handicaps of GL 1109 or higher (incl. Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, Solo, Aero 5 & Topper)
The racing for this week will be run by staff. Volunteers from the Committee and Fleet Captains will then run the racing till the end of Step 1.
From Step 2 (no earlier than Monday 12th April) the racing will be run as per the schedule of ODs published on DutyMan.

There have been changes to the racing rules and details of these are further below.

We do anticipate that the Draycote site will be busy at weekends, especially over Easter and more so if the weather is good.  The rangers during lockdown have needed to close the site by around 10.30 am due to STW car parks being full and this can cause a queue of traffic on the main road.  Sailing Club members are still given access at all times, however the queue of traffic make this very difficult to reach the entrance.
We strongly advise that you arrive at the club early for racing to avoid this issue.


Remember, your 2020/21 membership entitles you to free membership for the months of April and May – there is no need to renew your membership until 1st June and your direct debit will not be taken out in April & May! (Those who are wishing to make a donation to the Club to help us cover the £30k costs of these 2 months are very welcome to do so below.)

We will send out renewal emails in early May, there’s no need to do anything at the moment.