March 2018

This week should see winter’s last hurrah (hopefully), which means spring is around the corner!

Spring =  Sailing ☺

Get your diary ready and start to fill it up with these great events ☺

To welcome the start of the new season we are holding at meeting at the Club this coming Saturday 3 March at 1700.

  • Come along and meet some of the Junior Team including the 2018 Junior Captains.
  • Find out more about what we have planned this year.
  • Find out what’s next for your sailing training.
  • Our 2018 logo will be revealed too.
  • Ollie will be open for food from 1630. 

The sailing starts on Saturday 24 March with a Martlet’s Warm Up Session:

  • If you haven’t been on the water this winter this is a chance to come along and rig up your boat to make sure it’s ready for the year. 
  • We’ll have Sam Tweedle on hand to help with any questions or to give advice. Weather permitting we’ll also have a safety boat on the water so you can get out for the first time. 
  • There will be a charge of £6 which includes a hotdog and chips from Ollie. 

Over the Easter Holidays is when the sailing really begins:

  • Good Friday at 1030: Optimist Mini Series Racing. Up to 5 races with Easter Eggs at stake! (We are in need of race officers, additional safety boat cox & crew and onshore support for this event.)
  • Easter Saturday at 1115: Tera Mini Series Racing. Up to 5 races with Easter Eggs at stake! (We are in need of an Escort Cox race officer, safety boat cox/crew and onshore support for this event.)
  • Easter Sunday at 1150: The first of our Short Course Races. (We are in need of an Escort Cox Race Officer and a safety boat crew for this event.)
  • Easter Monday at 1230: Feva Mini Series Racing. Up to 5 races with Easter Eggs at stake! (We are in need of an Escort Cox Race Officer and onshore support for this event.)

If you’d like to help with any of these events, please put your name on Dutyman. 

If you’d like to learn how to be a Race Officer there is a training session on 10 March at 1000-1200 – sign up in the Club or contact the SecretariesRace Officer Course Details

Then on Tuesday 3 April the first of our training courses begin. We will be offering Stage 3, Race Optimist and Race Tera training during that week. Sign up will be available online after the start of season meeting.  Places are limited and will be available on a first come first served basis.

We also have our Penny Hunt on Easter Monday starting at 1000. Come and find the pennies which will be hidden in the dinghy park and exchange them for mini eggs! Will you find one of the 3 special eggs??? Open to all Juniors. 

On Saturday 7 April there will be a family Easter egg sail to Fowley Island at 1600. 

I look forward to seeing you on Saturday at 1700 ☺


Gillian Carter
Junior Coordinator


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