SAILING RESTART

Sailing Restart

According to Government / RYA guidelines sailing clubs can reopen from the 29th March. In practice that means we can sail any day of the week from 1st April and the first day racing will be 4th April. The risk assessment taking into account the latest guidelines has been updated by Ken Johnston and is attached to this email. In short; The Rule of 6 and 2m social distancing still apply. The Club house and changing rooms will be closed, toilets open.

Please read the RA here for full details before you arrive at the Club, thanks.

Catering

According to Government guidelines we will be able to serve food outside from the 12th April. Therefore the plan is to bring Angie back and her excellent food on the 18th April. There will be full details on how we plan to go about this, closer to the date.

Duty Rota

In order to run races we all need to take our turn doing a duty either in the race box or in the safety boat. So please get in touch with Clive Girling (dutylist@rbsc.org.uk), with a date.

To see what dates are available refer to the Duty Rota list on our web page: https://www.rbsc.org.uk/club-info/duty-rota/

Learn to Sail with us 2020.




The general committee, myself and the club safety officer have discussed the matter and considering the serious situation with the coronavirus

Try Sailing events are postponed.



Free lessons provided for new club members

Courses will run on Saturdays

April 18th
April 25th
May 9th
May 16th
From 10:00 to 16:00

Click On image for details

Please pass on to any interested parties.  

The course will be run by club members in both members’ boats and our own club boats.

The course will be open to both youngsters and adults.

Sailing is perceived as being an expensive sport. Nothing could be further from the truth. You don’t even need to own a boat since we have a fleet of club boats available.  

For more information all Rachel or Pete on 01953 606334.

Christmas and New Year Sailing

Christmas & New Year Sailing 2019/20

For a Change there is no interruption to our usual program over the festive season, so

NO Sailing on Boxing Day this year.

however there are plenty of opportunities to get out on the water (properly equipped of course!)

Sunday 22nd Normal Club Racing 

Sunday 29th Pursuit Race  (10:30 start for Mirrors) 

followed by the Watson Cup – double handed boats sailed single handed,

and a bottle race for normal single handed fleet if demand.

Wednesday 1st January – Our renowned – FREE – New Year’s Day Open Meeting, tell your friends! 

3 races, 2 to count.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Nicks Clipper RTW Challenge

Hi All
I am about to embarque on a major new challenge for the next year,starting today 1st September from Tower Bridge London I will be circumnavigating the world as part of the crew on a 70ft ocean racing yacht in the ‘Clipper Round the World Challenge’. The race & my progress can be followed by going to www.clipperroundtheworld.com and selecting the races viewer.
A part of that challenge is to raise funds for Unicef, one of the boat sponsors. So to help achieve my goal of raising £500 towards a boat total of £33000. I will put in the sea miles if you can spare a little of your hard earned cash for a good cause. You can make a contribution via the JustGiving page. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Nick-Whittle
I am funding the trip myself and any contribution you might make will all go to UNICEF https://www.clipperroundtheworld.com/charity-partner-unicef

Some facts

  • No of boats in race fleet: 11
  • Our boat: CV20 ‘Imagine Your Korea’
  • Distance traveled: 41165nm
  • Oceans: 6
  • Days of racing: 228
  • Legs: 8
  • Races: 15
  • Ports visited: 16

best regards & wish me luck!!

Nick Whittle

Eels Foot race Sunday 12th May (not 5th).

Hi Folks
Please take note, the Club Series Eels Foot race is incorrect on the printed / published programme.It should be on Sunday 12th May (not 5th). It is correct on the duty list.
For those of you with double-handers, don’t forget our double-hander open on May 19th which also includes and Eels foot in the afternoon!
Can I also take this opportunity to ask race officer that if they work out the times for races on a separate scrap paper (this is fine by me) that they copy at least the finish times (ideally calculated times as well) onto the official sheet so that if anyone questions a result I have something to refer back to and not just the positions.
Thanks

Ian

Try Sailing 27th April Postponed

The weather looks absolutely awful on Saturday. Too wet and too windy and not for beginners!.

So the Saturday event is postponed until 11th May, where we will ask everyone, volunteers and newbies alike, when to fit the missing day back in to the schedule.
I have spoken or left voicemails with everyone who has offered to help on Saturday but if any of you were intending to turn up on spec this is just advise you of the cancellation.

Try Sailing has been a great success for the club and it’s disappointing to have our first cancellation in however many years.
But hopefully we’re all OK for the 11th May.

Kind Regards

Pete and Rachel

Learn to Sail Starts- April 27th.

Free lessons provided for new club members

Courses will run on Saturdays
April 27th
May 11th
May 25th
June 8th
From 10:00 to 16:00

Click on Leaflet Image for more details

Please pass on to any interested parties.  

The course will be run by club members in both members’ boats and our own club boats.

The course will be open to both youngsters and adults.

Sailing is perceived as being an expensive sport. Nothing could be further from the truth. You don’t even need to own a boat since we have a fleet of club boats available.  

For more information all Rachel or Pete on 01953 606334.

Wednesdays & Rule Talk

This year our personal start pursuit racing starts on 24th April it is intended that racing starts at 6.30 for a Mirror (rather than 7) to allow more sailing time before the breeze dies. If you arrive a bit late you may be able to request a small delay from our friendly race team!

To kick off the season, and at the request of several Wednesday Sailors, Mike McNamara has agreed to give a talk on the racing rules on the previous Wednesday evening i.e. 17thApril.

We would intend this kick off at 7 and Mike has promised to aim it at those who have done a little racing but would benefit from knowing more than just the port / starboard rule!

I intend to provide a baked potato meal around 6.45; if anyone wants to partake in this please let me know by Sunday 14thso I know roughly how many to bring!

01692 670547; sailing@rbsc.org.uk or catch me at the club.

Thanks

Ian