To show that the club isn’t all about hard-core dinghy racing fun regattas which we call “Special Saturdays” area held on regular Saturdays from May to October. These aren’t your standard races, with past events involving fancy dress, apple bobbing, and collecting sweets from the rescue boat! Every event is different, but all are fun. Keep an eye out on the fortnightly newsletter and Key Dates Poster for details!
These events are the best 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!)
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:
- be a club member
- book boats through Stewart Moss (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please keep an eye on the Club Newsletter and Key Dates posters for details of the next Special Saturday.