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From the Rear Commodore (Sailing)

Looking back at 2017 ...

A successful year with the cruisers taking the Folly Trophy and, for the second year, the Yoke – albeit by a narrow margin!

There are rumours that one or two of our cruiser members are going to retire this year so if any one is interested, we need new racing members to keep up our challenge to Slipper racers.

Lots of action in junior training.  Adult beginner courses, held for the first time, were well attended, with more scheduled for this year.

On the power boat scene, nine Club members undertook  safety boat training.  More is planned for 2018, so please contact the secretaries if you would like information.

Mostly mild weather resulted in good support for the Hare & Hounds series with over 50 starters recorded on some sessions.

... and on to 2018

Our Club fleet is being updated to include three new Fevas, an RS Quest and two replacement Commandos, so if you are interested in a Feva (one with a brand new hull!), or a Vision, please contact the bosun for details.

There is a very busy schedule for junior and adult training in place for 2018. Further power boat courses kick off in the spring and we are planning a stand-up paddle board (SUP) demonstration with a selection of boards to try.

There is also one entry in for the Volana Casket, so if anyone has a cruising adventure to present please contact Cruiser Captain Paul Cowtan.

Happy sailing!

 
Robert Lineham
Rear Commodore (Sailing)

 

 

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