August Sailing Committee News 2019
Published 16:05 on 24 Aug 2019
We have a busy month of September coming up with open meetings every weekend as follows :-
Sat 31st August - Seavets
7th & 8th September - Waszp Open Meeting
14th & 15th September - Symmetrical Dinghies combined Open Meeting
21st & 22nd September - RS400 Open Meeting
28th & 29th September - Catapults and 3000 Class
Thank you to everyone involved in helping to put on these events, whether with on the water activities or off the water.
If you want to see more information about open meetings then check out the new section "Open Events" on the club website. This can be found on the main toolbar from the Home Page. By clicking on the link to a particular open meeting this will take you to all the information relevant to that event. eg. Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions, social evening etc. This is a great development which can be used to improve the organisation and publicity of open events. Whilst it is early days at the moment it will be used more extensively in the future. Well done to the Webteam for setting this up and the RS400 team in leading the way on this.
Dinghy Sunday Series Racing The final day of the Summer 2 series is Sunday 1st September - where did the summer go !
The Autumn Series starts on Sunday 8th September and runs until 13th October.
Please note that for the Autumn Series we switch back to 3 fleet starts - Medium, Asymmetric and SJ. BUT ALSO PLEASE NOTE there will be just one morning race starting at 1100 hrs - this being a trial whilst we review how popular it is compared to the two morning race format. Afternoon racing starts at 1330 hrs with 2 races back to back.
Wednesday Evening Racing
The Wednesday Evening Series finishes on 4th September. For the last 2 weeks of the series (ie. 28th August and 4th September) the start time is 1830 hrs.
Wednesday Afternoon Racing
The start time on 28th August and 4th September is 1600 hrs. From the 11th September we go into Series 4 which has two races back to back, first start at 1500 hrs.
Also for Wednesday afternoons the safety cover has been stepped up. There is now a 3rd duty on Duty Roster, the additional one being a safety boat driver (who must be a L2 qualified RIB driver). This RIB to remain alongside the committee boat during the race and if required to attend a boat in distress the ARO will join the safety boat driver (regardless of whether in the middle of a starting or finishing sequence) making a team of 2. This extra RIB will also be required to lay the pin end mark.