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Sunday, 20 January 2019

Laying Up Supper - 26th Jan Otley Court House 7pm

Dear All
I am just finalising arrangements for our annual Laying up Supper at Otley Court House this Saturday 26th January.
It promises to be a great round up of the sailing year and I hope as many of you can join us as possible.
There will be a prize giving, fish and chip/veggie option supper, a bit of fun entertainment and a raffle.....add to that laughter and some lively chat. There is a bar to buy drinks also.
If you have not got your tickets yet, please book as soon as possible (before Wednesday)
And don't forget to bring a cake for the Bake Off competition if you can - Sailing themed or otherwise !
Looking forward to a catch up with you all

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Welcome to 2019 !

The Annual New Year's Race was held in glorious sunshine and from a spectator's point of view a reasonable breeze (the racers found it a bit variable in places but that is the nature of sailing at Yeadon !).
Sarah and Bryan officiated the day's proceedings and a good number of members took to the water for the Race. Tony showed everyone the way in his Solo with Tim sailing a Club Heron led the slow handicap boats. Meanwhile as the race went on many Club members gathered to spectate and to partake in the post race Fuddle.
Unfortunately I left before the Commodore's Bottle was presented to the winner but the view was that Tony had done enough to win the Race but we shall see when the results are published !

Topper Training at Ripon Sailing Club

Dear Topper Sailors
We have had an invite from Ripon SC, see below, for any Topper Sailors to join in their Topper Training Day on the 26th January. If you want to know more please speak to Andrew or any Committee member or just sign up via the links below.
These Sessions are very, very good, you will learn lots and it gives you the chance to test out any new sailing gear you got for Christmas !  (well maybe not that shorty wetsuit !)

Ripon SC is hosting some Topper Training on Saturday 26 January. This training is aimed at beginner / early racers and will focus on improving basic racing skills, Topper set up and key Topper racing info. It is being run by the Topper Class Association and will be coached by Lucy Mearns.

I will be grateful if you can please circulate this email to any Topper sailors at your club. I look forward to seeing them at Ripon in January.

It will start at 9.30am and run until about 4pm.

The session is £22 per person and you need your own Topper.

The galley will be operating and will have a selection of hot meals at lunchtime plus the usual teas, coffee and cake.

For those of you who haven’t been to Ripon SC before, our water is excellent for winter training as the training area is minutes from the launch area, you can stay dry whilst launching & recovering boats and we have excellent changing facilities and a warm club room for parents and supporters.

I hope sailors from your club will be able to attend. This session is a great way to get some top tips and encouragement during the winter season so you are all ready to go when the racing circuits and club racing start up again in Spring.

Please sign up using this link, you don’t need to be a Topper Association member to participate. https://gbrtopper.ourclubadmin.com/event.php?event=589

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.