I’ve just heard that the first day of racing at the nationals is deferred because of high winds! More on that tomorrow.
Live Tracker and Video Feed !!
Yes – there is going to be a live tracker and video feed so the folks at home can watch !!! Fabulous!!!
- 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!