Club racing these are individual races, not a series. The galley is open for food see here
It has been decided these will continue as individual races in their present form for the time being, assuming enough people volunteer to carry out safety, and race officer duties.
Anyone wishing to race on Sunday should enter online by using the email firstname.lastname@example.org stating helm/crew, name, boat/windsurfer, and sail number, juniors are to be entered by parent/guardian and indicated as a junior. (this will help with track and trace). Entry closes the Friday before ie 24th July – there is no late entry on the day, it is not reasonable on those organising it. An email confirming entry will be sent on Saturday.
There will be three flights/races
- First flight windsurfers/junior start time 1030 windsurfers 1033 junior (have put these two together as race time is approx 30-40 mins)
- Second flight 1130
- Third flight 1300
All races will be first come first served, times cannot be stipulated, and will run on a handicap average lap basis.
If your entry has been accepted you will receive an email telling you what time your race is. The size of flight has been restricted to 25 persons so the club can ensure social distance measures are complied with. If you entry has not been accepted you will be placed on a waiting list in case someone drops out. If you do not receive a email then you are not in a race for that day. This does not stop you social sailing on that day just racing. We ask casual sailors. keep clear of racing as normal.
Attached to your email will be a copy of the SI Covid Interim Racing SI v1, please read as there are changes in these and actions you are required to take, that reflect current circumstances.
This racing is at the moment on a trial period so no prizes will be awarded, however results will be published on the club website for each flight weekly.
A few Covid points to note:
- The lease requires safety cover for racing, as such wind limits will apply (winds above steady 17 mph or 22 mph gusts as on club wind meter – previous hour ). The Safety Officer (and Race Officer) decision on this is final. The rule is in place to reduce the need for safety, so reducing risk to the volunteer crews
- Dinghy’s will require a masthead float (2 l – or 4 pint sealed milk bottle(s) is acceptable) to race to help prevent inversion, this is to allow safety boat crew to be able to help you at a distance, reducing risk to the crew and allowing social distancing when rescuing. No float, no result.
- Keep your distance whilst launching/ recovery, allow yourself plenty of time. before the race, so you can maintain 2m social distance (it is still 2m or 6ft 6in). whilst using the slipway, if you help someone else please keep 2m apart (ie push from back of boat).
- Changing rooms are not permitted too be open
The Galley and Bar require quite a lot of preparation work and so will hopefully in the next week or two.