I’ve looked at a weather forecast, consulted the rain gods, spoken with Michael Fish………. (but don’t let that put you off!) and it’s looking all set to be a pretty much perfect day for a spot of racing around in Saddlesall.
8mph wind, from the West so not especially cold…. 10 / 11C …..almost champagne conditions for everyone.
Any novices out there fancy having a go at this racing malarkey? This is the time to do it. A rescue boat out to follow you around, (maybe give some out-of-earshot-of-the-others-advice if you’re struggling?), Anyone just fancy coming to have a look? – there’ll be room on Valhalla (Bring a flask and, maybe, some sandwiches).
Anyone wanted to race but thought: “Blimey it’s been a bit cold” – well it won’t be (too) cold this weekend, just dress appropriately , grab your boat and get out on the water! You’ll soon warm up in the heat of battle anyway 🙂
Come on, it really isn’t that scary – and someone has got to challenge Solly and David C for these trophies!! 😀
First race is usually underway around 1100am and is a Pursuit, so you set off at your class time (all will be explained if you’re confused)- followed back to back by race 2, which is a handicap, so we all start together.
Honestly, as long as you can sail a triangle course without too much drama, you can have a go at racing – and it really does improve and sharpen your sailing and boat handling skills.
We normally arrive at the club for anything from 915am to start rigging/chatting/drinking tea etc….then it’s launch time and out to the racecourse for some (not so) high-octane fun.
Come on, you know you want to……. 915am on Sunday 🙂
Right, I’ve gotta go, I’m cooking the Valentine’s meal and I need to find the beans……
See you all on Sunday!