….As if the America’s Cup World Series wasn’t enough, why not consider the fantastic “Extreme Sailing Series”? The originators of spectator-friendly ‘stadium style’ racing, these 40ft superfast cats race on very small courses, very close to spectator areas, over very short races…… absolute crash & burn sailing! Anyone that ever suggests sailing is boring needs to watch this: http://www.youtube.com/user/ExtremeSailingSeries
What’s more, one round of the series will take place in Cardiff Bay (Dates still to be confirmed)
Once dates are announced I’ll post the details and perhaps we can get an MPSC group together for this one too?
In addition, don’t forget the regular trips that many of us also take part in through the year
RYA Dinghy Show – The unofficial starter to the sailing season. A fantastic show including everything ‘Dinghy’ all in the halls of London’s Alexandra palace. Check out hundreds of boats, speak to the people that actually sail them, find new kit – try on clothing. Always a brilliant event and you can always make it part of a weekend trip to London. Taking place on the 28th Feb / 1st of March, Tickets are £11.50 in advance (Under 16’s go free!!) Tickets available now: http://www.rya.org.uk/programmes/dinghyshow/Pages/RYADinghyShow.aspx
Bala – Camping and sailing at a lakeside campsite. Usually last week of May (Dates will be posted)
Lord Birkett Trophy – A superb 2-Day event at Ullswater Yacht Club. An absolute ‘festival of sailing’ in glorious surroundings. Camping, Sailing, Music, ‘Dancing’…. (First weekend of July)
Ullswater Family Week – Another trip along the M6. 5-Days of sailing, training, evening socials (Usually middle of August – dates will be posted)
America’s Cup World Series – Portsmouth (July 23rd – 26th)
Extreme Sailing Series – Cardiff Bay (Ignore the dates, video is from 2014)
As well as these there’s always some ‘Big Boat’ adventures to be had – contact Paul Carlin for any up and coming coastal/offshore sailing that may be on the horizon, along with more random day dinghy sailing over to the likes of Carsington, Burton, Rutland.
Keep your eyes out for any ideas and / or dates that come up through the next couple of months.