At this time of year, we are often finding people on holiday and not available for various reasons, so we have not had a committee meeting since 12th June, but activities go on.

Thanks to members and other volunteers the racing marks were repositioned, with the work platform being put to good use.

After reviewing previous years turnouts, we are trialling a revised format for the current series. The summer series 2 is being run with just 2 fleet starts for a combined SJ and M fleet start (and series) with the asymmetric fleet continuing to be separate with their windward leeward courses. This hopefully gets around the smaller numbers during the school holiday period. We will monitor this and see how it works out.

Open meetings had been run for the Javelins, Albacores and Ospreys. The Catapults paid their annual visit and had a racing start on the back more


First to congratulate Ian Jenkinson winning the morning summer series in Solo 5075 and Emma Bennison Laser radial 142403 winning the afternoon series.
Although the Solo fleet has less boats in the club our turn out numbers on both Wednesdays and Sundays is excellent, that said if anyone else would like to try a Solo they would be very welcome.

Just last week I attended the Solo National Championships at Hayling Island, 105 Solo’s sailing and competing for 6 days in champagne conditions a great week of racing, socialising, eating and not forgetting the drinking. I scrapped in the top 40 at 39th and won the Septimius (over 70, s) Trophy. The only disappointment was the last race in which I finished in 9th position to find out that I had been OCS at the at the previous black flag start. Oh well must try more


July Cruiser Fleet Newsletter
The summer racing series is now drawing to a close, the last race-day being Saturday 4 August.  The series has been hotly contested between the Hawk and Squib fleets but other classes have also participated including Parker 24 and Sailfish 18.  We are especially pleased to welcome a new class, the Eagle 525, skippered by Kevin Mann.
One Hawk, skippered by John Dyson, took part in the annual Hawk summer cruise from Christchurch to the Solent.  Lawrence Key described it as “champagne sailing every day” although I doubt they drank too much bubbly. 
The Autumn series starts on Saturday 11 August at 11:00am, although numbers may be slim on the water because one Hawk will be sailing the Royal Fowey Regatta during that week and will miss the first two races of the more