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News - January 2008

16th January

RS400 at speed

Sunday Racing

The club is now well into the 2008 season (oopps: have you paid your subs yet. If not, you are late!). The first week there was not enough wind for many people, while this week lots of others found it was too windy!

There are some pictures in the Picture Gallery that will let you decide if you should have been out or not! In addition her is a link to some footage of Graham and caroline sailing their twelves..

This coming weekend should be nice and busy on the water: Oppies and Laser 4.7s training on Saturday, and for the club Sunday racing we will be joined by Blazes, National 12s and OKs for some winter racing.

10th January

Geoff Holt-'My Personal Everest'

Winter Talk

We are very lucky to have Geoff Holt coming to present a talk on Wednesday 13th February. Many of you will know, but Geoff sailed single handed around the United Kingdom last year in his Challenger Trimaran. Entry for the talk is £5 per person and all proceeds will be donated to Burghfield Sailablity. For more details click below.

Geoff Holt Talk

7th January

Prize Giving

Prize Giving

Prize giving for the following series will be awarded at 1pm in the clubhouse this coming Sunday, 13th of January:
  • Fleet Trophy day
  • Autumn Sunday Series
  • Christmas Series

4th January

More Prizes

More Prizes

For 2008, the Fleet Captains have been given some extra prizes to allocate to their Fleet during the year. These prizes are designed to encourage you to get sailing: so they may be awarded for the best newcomer, or the best improver, or for the most races completed, or the youngest or oldest competitor, or for the greatest number of different boats sailed, or for the largest class in the fleet, or for the best entertainer (!) etc.

Come along and join in the races, and encourage your Fleet Captain to award the prizes in the most advantageous manner!

3rd January


Frostbites 2008

The weather forecast is looking good for the start of the Frostbites on Sunday January 6th.

Those of you who ventured down to the club on the still, wind-less, days experienced during the Christmas Series will be itching to get back into some proper wind and racing!

Don't forget, that for the Frostbite Series we have added a Fast Asymmetric Handicap fleet. This fleet will start first in the sequence and consist of asymmetric spinnaker boats with a PY of less than 1100, like the: RS400, RS200, RS500, RS-Vareo, Laser-2000, 29-er, Laser-Vortex, Musto Skiff, B14.

The Fast Handicap will consist of the other fast boats with a handicap of less than 1100, like the Blaze, N12, Phantom, Finn, SuperNova, Fireball, Javelin etc.

1st January

Brian Powell in his Phantom

Christmas Series - Final Day

The final day of the Christmas series saw the now familiar mirror-like qualities of the lake return, but though the wind was light to non existant two races were set and some challenging sailing was had by all.

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