March Update


Dear Sailing Member,

Below you will find the events planned for the month of March, which will bring to an end our Winter sailing season.

February has been a most tricky month for racing with a succession of named storms wreaking havoc on our planned program, with a postponement and eventual abandonment of an event for both DF65s and Match Racing. However, Tom with Dave and helpers have made great progress with shoreside improvements that will benefit all members.

March will be the last month with our conventional programming for a while. The decision by Sibelco to seal off the site to prevent its abuse by ravers during bank holidays, coupled with a shortage of Saturdays on the Calendar in the next two months will have a big impact on opportunities to race over the coming months. For this reason we will experiment with running morning and afternoon series on Saturdays, along with evening events (probably on some Tuesdays). I will circulate a draft program soon and will welcome your comments in order to create sailing and racing opportunities that work for all members.

Below is the planned program for March, I have included “away” events that I know will be attended by representatives of our club. I am sure that we travelers would welcome company from other club members.

We hope to see you at one or more of our events.

Please contact me if you want to know more about the travelling events.

Keith Simmons
Sailing Sec.