Fun Saturday 9th October: Novice Regatta

The next special Saturday will be held at the club on Saturday 9th October. Following on from the success of the regatta, this will be the next chance for our club novices to try their hand again at racing; alternatively, if you’re more experienced then why not bring along a friend you’ve always said you’d take for a sail sometime, or crew with your off-spring at the helm (if your nerves will stand it!)

This time the format will be more similar to the Sunday racing series as it will involve two afternoon races (and be free to enter!). However, like the novice regatta there will be a coach on the water to give you some tips. The emphasis of the races will be relaxed and fun. They will involve sailing around a short course close to the shore. The racing will start at 2pm so you’ll need to turn up about 1 hour before this to:

  • rig your boat
  • check the course
  • register for the race
  • get changed into your sailing kit
  • attend a briefing at 1:30pm to find out where you’re sailing and any rules
  • launch your boat, beach your trolley and get to the start line!

If you don’t have your own boat, then why not use one of the club boats? The club has: Picos, Toppers, Optimists and for the more experienced there are still two Laser Stratoses (or Strata, I believe, for those who prefer the classical plural) and a brand spanking new Bahia. If you want to use one of the club boats you’ll need to:

If you’re interested in finding out more about this event or would like to assist in any way then contact Ben Geyer ( or 07960 33 33 19).


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