It is getting toward that time of year where HOPEFULLY the weather is starting to warm up and the evenings are getting lighter, which means we can go back to Tuesday evenings. But we have a few more Saturdays first, here is the plan for the coming weeks:
Saturday 11th March – this coming week will be our March Champs, it should be the following week but it is ‘Super Saturday’ where all three of the last round of the 6 nations matches are on the Saturday afternoon one after the other. Because of this we do not think we will get as good attendance as if we were to run it this week. It will still be a 1:00pm for a 1:30pm prompt first start at Pinetops. The weather is looking good so we are planning for 12 races with 3 discards, we will have 4 races back to back then a short break to tweak and tune, then another 4 races back to back, short break, then the last 4 races (unless we have enough to go in to heats in which case the plan might change). So try and have another great champ with good numbers like we have had for the previous two champs this year.
Saturday 18th March – no racing due to 6 Nations
Saturday 25th March – normal racing but this will be the last Saturday and last in the current series. So we would like to try and get as many out as possible to finish off the Saturdays with a great turn out and some great racing. Still 1:30pm first start at Pinetops.
Saturday 1st April – there will be no racing that counts towards anything but we would like to run an adhoc race where we do something slightly different. We have had some suggestions of: a long distance race around the sea wall, racing in a different venue like the Lymington river, Town quay or Keyhaven, or a team racing or match racing championship. We would like to put this one in your hands and let you decide what you would like to do, these are just some example and inspiration. Please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or using the contact us page on the website to let us know your ideas and preferences of what you would like to do. The sooner the better so I have time to get the necessary thing to make it possible.
Tuesday 4th April – first Tuesday evening which will be normal racing. The clocks will have gone forwards on the 26th March so we will have enough light in the evening to get some racing in. It will be a 6:00pm arrive and set up for a 6:30pm first start at Pinetops.
We will then carry on racing on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer. The next championship will be on Tuesday 18th April, more details to follow.
On a different note, we are in the process of constructing a Buy/Sell page on our website where you will be able to advertise boats and bits you have for sale and where you will be able to see what other people have for sale. You will notice that there are two boat up for sale on there already.
Hope to see your boats out on the water soon.