Well it's just under 4 weeks to go and the annual job of slipway laying is upon us. 1st April 2017 and this is not an April fool's jape. Good news is it's not silly o'clock in the morning. I didn't thank Glenn Peploe for turning up at 4am for the slipway upping, thank you Glenn. The low tide is at 10.25am so early volunteers around 08.30 to start placing sections from top to bottom and the fixing from the bottom up after that. All help however small is always appreciated and as usual other jobs to be done that day as well.
We are hoping all goes well as on the Sunday there are 3 races planned, opening splash and spring 1 & 2 with a 12.30 start. Not much has changed from last year, a little laser PY adjustment. The HAL system is already in place, which will make life easier for race officers, and on the board, online quickly after racing. This was/is a labour intensive job and a huge thank you to Ben Skull for the effort put into this. To follow this up race offer duty should now be a little easier and we would love to get more race offer duties in place this year, a mentor system will be in place if you are a little unsure about this. Remember no race officer no racing. Duty man will be up and running on Monday 6th March. There is also a racing rule evening on the 24th March for those of us who get confused about mark rounding and starboard rules, not just the "who shouts loudest is right" rule. The Sailing Committee will be jogging memories about volunteering for the slipway laying nearer the time as well. Looking forward to seeing you on the water and at the socials,