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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Push the Boat Out - This Weekends Plan

The July interval season continues this weekend with Push the Boat Out on Saturday and a 6 Race mini Series on Sunday.

Saturday’s fun will start at 1pm with a lunch for members. Contributions will be welcome for food as well as money (please let me know if you have plans to bring food). The New Comers Race will start at 2pm and will be open to all ‘Tuesday Nighters’ along with experienced crew if required. The idea of the race is to introduce as many of our new members to racing and get them on the path to glory. We’ve got some promising young and older talent so let’s all help them make the transition.

After the new comers race we will be running a number of Olympic style races. The day will end with a BBQ from 5pm where we will be joined by members from Leeds Sailing and Activity Centre and the Model Boat Club. The aim of the whole day is to celebrate our national champions who will be going for Gold at the Olympics.

The Model Boat Club will be racing during the afternoon as well so courses will be picked to suit. They are holding an open day in the morning so any members wanting to try Radio Controlled sailing are more than welcome to go and give it a go from 9.30.
Don’t forget that prizes will be given to the best dressed boat in an Olympic Theme, so pick a country and funk up your boat to win a prize. Judging will take place at 1500.

Saturday Timings:
0930 – 1230 LSAC Have a Go Sessions and Model Boat Club Open Day
1200 - 1300 Olympic Parade
1300 – 1400 YSC Lunch
1400 – 1500 New Comers Race
1500 – 1700 Olympic Racing
1700 Onwards BBQ at YSC (Bring your own food & drink).

On Sunday we are holding six short races for the Thornton Trophy starting at 2.30. Races will be a duration of 12-16 minutes only with three races sailed back to back then a tea break followed by three more back to back races! A real test of your starting skills perhaps but all good fun we hope and slightly different to what we normally do so we do hope you can join us.
In order to fit all this in we will be changing the starting sequence and possibly the timing of the starting procedure. Depending on the wind we may also be finishing on the water using the same line we started on to speed up the starting of the following race. A full briefing will be held at about 2.10/2.15 prior to the first race and revised instructions will be posted but you are strongly recommended to attend the briefing (please!) to try and ensure that things run relatively smoothly and avoid the race team of Howard, Helen and Ian Morgan looking totally incompetent.


Tim Burnett
Commodore YSC

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