18th May, 22nd June, 13th July, 10th August, 28th September
Put the dates in your diaries and try to come along. It is an excellent opportunity to bring family and friends to see if they would like to join the club. We need some of our existing members to join us and bring their boats out and some of the club boats will be available as well.
We sail for fun, maybe have some silly races, treasure hunts etc. It is an opportunity to try different boats, both keelboats and dinghies, with safety boat cover and with folk who will let you ‘have a go’. Weather permitting we will finish with a ‘bring your own food’ barbecue. It is an excellent opportunity to bring family and friends to introduce them to the Club. Hopefully the Teahut will also be open.
Some of the afternoons will follow Improver sailing in the morning and a water taxi will operate from the Staithe at 1.30 pm. returning at 5 pm. Or why not stay on for a ‘bring your own food’ BBQ which will be lit at 6pm. Water taxi back to the staithe when you need it.
Two Saturdays (18th May and 13th July) will also see Barton Bugs playing around in Oppies. Again a great opportunity to welcome their parents
The name sums it up, really. No racing but sailing for pleasure, rescue boat cover, tea and cake, great company and a barbecue in the evening. What more can you want!
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 9th, June 16th, June 30th and August 18th
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 – 14th May to 6th 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, John Seeley 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