Cruising

Sundays: The third race on Sunday starts after the second race. This will mean the lake is clear mid to late afternoon for Cruising. So why not come down for a late lunch then take your boat out.

Boats and Boards may cruise at all times on the main lake except when an Open Meeting is taking Place.

Tandem windsurfing, wetsuit needed!

Tandem windsurfing, wetsuit needed!

The only condition is that cruiser’s give way to racing craft and keep away from the start/finishing line and rounding marks. i.e. marks of the course. In other words do not interfer with the racing.

Boats or Boards that have not entered during an OPEN MEETING TAKING PLACE may NOT use the main lake during racing except with express permission of the Race Officer of the Day.

WHEN CRUISERS CAN EXPECT RACING NOT TO BE TAKING PLACE

Mondays No racing (except Spring Bank Holiday)
Tuesday Evening Junior Racing / Training (room for cruising)
Wednesday Evening Windsurfing training / racing (room for cruising – windsurfers have right of way)
Thursday Evening Dinghy Racing 7pm to dusk (little room for cruising, windsurfers keep clear)
Friday Open water swimming on small lake, main lake available
Saturday (normal) Saturday till 9.30 in season open water swimming ( small lake available) Room for cruising, racing in afternoon, and extensive training all day April to June & Sept
Saturday – Open Meeting Cruising till racing starts either 10.30, 11, or 1pm depending on open (see Notice of Race or Open Meeting Page) No Cruising whilst racing
Sunday (normal) Cruising till 11am, racing to approx 12.30pm, and again at 1.15pm approx (cruising over lunch) the second race finishes about 2.45pm normally, the third race starting around 3.15pm. The third race normally has less participants, so there can be room to cruise then, but keep clear of all racing.
Sunday – Open Meeting Cruising till 10.30am (unless otherwise stated) and often over lunch (with Race Officers permission) Open meetings often finish early to mid afternoon after which time the water is free.No cruising whilst racing

These times can change, and saling at lunch etc during open meetings is with race officer permission, if people clear the water quickly once boats leave to go racing, there is often no objection.

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