Mailchimp – March 2016

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Here is your latest update on what has, and what is happening at the Club over the next few weeks.

Sunday Summer Series
It’s that exciting time of year with Spring on its way and the clocks going forward at the end of the month that reminds us all that the Sunday Summer Series is about to begin. It all starts on Sunday 27th March 2016.

The 3rd race of the Summer Series this year is going to be a pure Windward Leeward course.  This is the opportunity all you W/L enthusiasts have been waiting for — a clear W/L course without the encumbrance of round-the-cans sailors coming at you at funny angles and blocking your path to the leeward mark!

This course is obviously also suitable for other types of boats besides those flying asymmetric kites.  It gives the opportunity for racing that can be more tactical than the round-the-cans fare and is more typical of the kind of courses provided on the open circuit.  Sailors from the other fleets have already said they will give it a go, so hopefully we can start to get some decent turnouts for the 3rd race again.

Everything else about the 3rd Race stays the same: (one) Mass start, timed finish for handicap results and the race will be approximately 50 minutes.

More details to follow in the OOD instructions for the summer.

Wednesday Evening Series
Time to get organised in the week and join in the Wednesday evening club racing which starts on 6th April 2016

Get Racing (for Novices and Juniors)
This programme starts again on Sunday 3rd April 2016.

OOD Training
Two dates have been scheduled to hold the OOD training which includes information about the new windward / leeward 3rd race.  The training will take place on Wednesday 16th March at 7:30pm and Sunday 3rd April at 3:30pm.

News from February  
Affiliates Day – Our affiliated groups attended the Club for an update on how the Club is performing and also to review and discuss the process for renewal of membership this coming year.  A really useful and positive afternoon had by all.
Laser 4.7 Open – Although a breezy weekend there was some great sailing on the water with 34 boats from all over the country competing.

Membership Renewal
This month you will receive an e-mail about renewing your membership which will be available online.  There will be a set of instructions available and help in the clubhouse every weekend from 12th March to 3rd April, or during the week through the Waterside Reception.  Those paying by Direct Debit will have to set up a new Direct Debit. It will be slightly painful this first time, but thereafter it will give both the members and the Club great efficiency benefits.

Forthcoming Events  Lets see what’s on:
4 March                            Fireball, Solo and Laser fleets prizegiving – 7 for 7:30pm start
5/6 March                         Optimist Zone training
12/13 March                     29er training
19/20 March                     420 Open meeting *
Monday 28 March            RNLI Lifeboat Pursuit race – 11:00am start

* Some parking restrictions may be in operation.

Lots going on so enjoy your time at the Club and on the water!!