19th May 23rd June 14th July 11th August 29th September The name sums it up, really. No racing but sailing for pleasure, rescue boat cover and a barbecue in the evenings. A couple of members will be in charge for each session and arrangements will be flexible depending on what people want to do on the day. It sounds jolly but is really important for the club and its future to offer different sailing opportunities beyond the regular racing. This is also a great opportunity for new friends and families to come along and sample our wonderful club. Many potential new members will not have a boat to start with so the Club’s Yeoman, RS Vision and RS Fevas can be put to good use. On Saturdays there is often a bring-your-own barbecue and lifts can be given back to Barton Staithe as needed. Timetable is likely to be: 2.00 pm tow out 4.30 pm tow in 4.45 pm pick up/tow out 6.00 pm barbecue lit 7.30 pm tow in
SUNDAY RACING PROGRAMME
NB. This programme will be used for the majority of Sundays. However, when there is an open event taking place, series 1 will be cancelled and racing will commence at 13.25 with series 2.
This will apply to the following Sundays: June 10th, June 17th, July 1st and August 19th
There are two chances to have a tow or lift out to the pontoons, at 10.45am and 12.30pm, both leaving the moorings at the usual part of the Staithe.
11.30 Combined Allcomers No handicap limit
Competing for Stella Challenge Cup or Watson trophy
Combined Allcomers – 2 starts
13.25 Slower Boats Handicap 1200 & over
13.30 Faster Boats Handicap up to 1200
Competing for Roberts Trophy (Allcomers less punts) / Flag Officers Tankard (Juniors)
Competing for the Silver Blue Trophy
Combined Allcomers – 2 starts
14.40 Slower Boats Handicap 1200 & over
Competing for Virden Tankard (U14) or Wilson Tankard (Allcomers)
14.45 Faster Boats Handicap up to 1200
Competing for Gun Cup / Pintail Challenge Cup / Hardchine Salver (Punts) / Wilson Tankard (Allcomers)
Combined Allcomers- 2 starts
16.00 Slower Boats Handicap 1200 & over
Competing for Moonraker Trophy / Orange Tip Cup / Autumn Handicap Cup (Allcomers less Punts)
16.05 Faster Boats Handicap up to 1200
Competing for Moonraker Trophy / Autumn Handicap Cup /(Allcomers less Punts) / Brundall Challenge Cup (Punts) / Handicap Points (Punts)
TUESDAY EVENING RACING
Tuesday Evenings – 15th May to 7th Aug (inclusive)
The rescue boat leaves the staithe at 6:30 for those requiring a tow and racing commences at 7:00pm. Two races are held if weather conditions allow and hot drinks are available
Tuesday evening racing has been such a success that is it now the highlight of the week for the relatively small group that turn up without fail each week.
So why not come and join us for some wonderful evening racing.
These evenings are ideal for those who are building up confidence to race as the winds tend to be a little lighter than some Sundays. There are hot drinks and cookies or cake afterwards!
We will be organising a rota again this year for the duties
If you raced last year, Simon Daniels will be in touch to ask you to do one or maybe two duties during the 15 weeks to share out the responsibilities. If you are interested in joining you may also be asked to help out but as well as being a good grounding for starting to race, it will also be a good opportunity to practise OOD’s and rescue boat skills with someone to help you if you wish.
|5.30 / 6.00 pm||OOD and Rescue people to arrive to set course, put out buoys and put on the kettle.|
OOD to bring out one pint of milk and biscuits if you wish.
Tea, coffee, soup or hot chocolate provided in tea hut.
|6.15 pm||Rescue crew to go in ready for tow out.|
|6.30 pm||Tow out.|
|7.00 pm||First race or two races back to back.|
Hot drinks provided.
Please phone John Seeley to make your pledge for a Tuesday evening duty