- a Classics Regatta weekend on 10-11th June – see http://www.aldeburghyc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Classic-Boat-Poster.pdf. ( Ignore the advertised cutoff of 1985 – the organisers have stretched the entry criteria for 15s to ‘any boat not in its first flush of youth’ to include the mid 90s boat at Aldeburgh). At last years event Bobby Salmond brought FF202 Silver Fox – a boat with a great Aldeburgh history – and won the keelboat class.
- Aldeburgh Regatta Week (20–25th August) where we should have a class start in the morning and handicap racing in the afternoon.
You can see the program of dates by clicking here
So everything is through except the weight reduction! Interesting!!
The East Coast Flying Fifteen Championships on 17th & 18th September @ Burnham on Crouch
Details : http://royalcorinthian.co.uk/event/3005939/flying-fifteens
Burnham is a great place to sail, and importantly a very different to the normal ff venues, the hospitality is rather good too…the RCYC has an excellent chef, an excellent river frontage bar, we have the RYA award winning Race Officer Edwin Buckley who’s also the Endeavour RO and very used to giving top quality racing , so we have the whole package…just need the boats, so go on, reply and say you’re attending!
Please do get this email around your own fleets, and class blogs/websites, and of course don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any queries
PS for those that book early they will be rewarded with a cheeky little glass of something rather good before the supper on the Saturday night!
Enjoy your summer and see you in September
The Irish Association have published this guide to the 2016 Ballot. Interesting.
Poole Week 21st to 26th August 2016
Parkstone Yacht Club would like to invite all Flying 15 sailors to join us for Poole Week 2016.
Once again we shall be enjoying 2 race days throughout the week with a mix of Olympic triangle and round the harbour courses. The club will be putting on rib trips round the harbour on Saturday/Sunday to highlight to our visitors the more difficult to find race marks. Though racing is predominantly in the harbour, we will be having two races in Poole Bay on the Wednesday. With racing set to start at 1400 each day there will be plenty of time in the mornings to explore some of the beautiful surroundings in the Poole area such as the Jurassic coast, alternatively you could treat yourselves to a lie in!
We currently have 17 Flying 15’s entered and we know a few more that there will be joining us before the end of the discounted entry period on the 8th August. If you are tempted or know of anyone who may be interested in joining us please do persuade them and enter on the http://www.pooleweek.org website.
Thanks to great sponsorship from adidas, LV and the Fencing Centre the club will be providing a free sailors’ supper for all competitors on Sunday night, a free drink each day and an extravagant Rio themed party on Friday night after the prizegiving. Additionally we will be having a daily draw (for all competitors) of 2 x £200 adidas sail clothing vouchers – see the website for the great kit that you could win simply by joining us at the daily prizegiving http://www.catamaransports.com/.
The Parkstone Flying 15 class are also organising a couple of additional social events through the week. Come and join us for a great mix of first class racing, we will ensure a very warm welcome and fabulous sailing!
Please all be aware of the new date for the East Coast Championships
17th & 18th September
(it’s a fortnight after the Europeans for those attending)
Looking forward to seeing you all in Burnham for some fun sailing and a good social. If you have any questions please contact either myself or Kate at the Club, 01621 782 105
Please take this as your invitation to the ‘Flying Fifteen East Coast Championships’ at Burnham on Crouch
As always you’ll be greeted with coffee or tea, once launched at the marina you’ll get committee boat starts (from Edwin Buckley and his team) and river racing on the Saturday, followed by a beer as you come off the boat (which are all left afloat in the marina overnight), supper for all at the Club is seemingly a ‘must’ attend evening. Sunday is Olympic courses, usually at the point where the River Crouch meets the River Roach, all followed by a prize giving tea at the Club to send you home.
Accommodation ~ there are some rooms at the Club (book early to avoid disappointment 01621 782 105) or there are numerous B&B’s or the White Hart Hotel in the quay.
I’d be very grateful for a positive indication that you’re coming so we can plan! …….please do spread the word around your Club.
And for those who think a River is too small….it can host events for 30 Dragons, has hosted Cadet Nationals of 150, and has hosted 50 Squibs too….so please do think again! It offers interesting and challenging sailing and although boat speed is important, thinking outside of the boat for river advantage is one of the other aspects that make it a refreshing change from the norm.
The NoR’s will be out shortly
Do call or email if you have any questions
M: 077 699 048 44
Now this seems to me a very clever little idea from Ireland. You know the way in the Tour de France cycling, the series leader each stage wears a yellow jersey? Well, how about the same at your Club for FF Series leaders??
Justin spotted this photo on Y&Y….. and he’s right!! There is a bit of a tiller curve there!
At Datchet in recent weeks, we’ve had nothing but huge breezes – and we’ll have had some of these moments ourselves. I realise I’m never looking at the tiller when it happens!!
Read the Y&Y report here – Patrick Keats the star of the day!
Eight visiting boats joined two local boats in a great week of racing in Carrick Roads, Falmouth, UK that threw everything at the fleet from perfect sailing to torrential rain.
Congratulations to Doug and Gail Patterson (CVhew Valley Lake SC) who won this year after being 2nd three times in the past! A well deserved win.
As always the shore events were spectacular. They included the Red Arrows and a great fireworks display.
Nick Woodley of Royal Cornwall YC and ‘POFFA’ (Port of Falmouth Flying Fifteen Association) made us all very welcome and did a great job of making everyone feel at home.
Results are here:
(scroll down to Fleet ‘F’)
For some more photos visit the POFFA Facebook page: click here