Some details about the events coming up over the Christmas and new year.
Saturday 17th December – December championships and Hot Toddy Race, usual time of 2:00 first start at Pinetops. We will have the championships then there will be mulled wine and minces pies available after racing. We will hopefully have some prizes, there will be prizes for the most Christmassy dressed sailor etc. So that we can get an idea of numbers for food and drink can you please enter in advance by email firstname.lastname@example.org with your Name and sail No. Entries before midday on Thursday 15th will be £2 and late entry will be £3.
No official racing Saturday 24th or 31st of December.
Monday 2nd January – Inter-club team racing Championships. This is the first time we have done this and we hope that it will be successful and can carry it on in the future. It will be held at Pinetops Nurseries , we cannot confirm the time as yet but it will more than likely be an earlier start. It will be in teams of 3 people, and you must all be members of the same club. Those who are not members of a club can also joint op together to make a team, and there can be more than one team from each club. Can you please enter by emailing email@example.com with the name of your team, the club you are from, the name of each of the sailors in the team and their sail numbers. Entry will close on the 31st of December. It will be £6 per team (£2 each person), to be payed on the day. There is a trophy up for grabs and other prizes as well. Get your teams together and get your entry’s in.
Saturday 7th January – Prize giving and annual dinner, no racing in the afternoon. It was a great success last year and we hope to do the same this year. It is a chance for us to showcase what we do and celebrate the achievements of those who race with us. We have some lovely prizes and trophies on offer as well as a full dinner laid on by the Club. We will also have several boats there for people to look at and ask questions. The bar will be open from 6pm and dinner will be available from 7pm, the prize giving will follow dinner. Entry is free but obviously, food will be paid for on the night. Supper is £7.75, with a choice of: Beef Chill with Rice, Southern Fried Chicken & skinny Chips, Wild Mushroom Risotto or Shepherds Pie. Dress code is smart casual. Can you please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or the LTSC Office and let us know if you are coming. Other guest welcome.
We hope to see you at these events.
A reminder that this coming Saturday (19th) is the November champs. 1:30pm for a 2:00pm first start at Pinetops as usual.
Also I have some dates for your diaries for what we are doing over Christmas and New Year. More details on each will follow closer to the time.
Saturday 17th December – December champs and Hot Toddy (mulled wine and mince pies after racing No racing for two Saturdays (24th and 31st December)
Monday 2nd January (bank holiday) – Inter Club Team Racing Championships
Saturday 7th January – no racing – Annual Prize Giving and dinner from 6:00pm at LTSC
Saturday 14th January – January Championships
Get the dates in the diary and hopefully we will see you at these events.
We have been a bit lacking on numbers throughout September and October due to XOD racing and circuit events. So now it is November there are no excuses, apart from it may be a bit chilli but that is not a real excuse. Normal Saturday racing this week (5th) and next week (12th), then the penultimate championship of the year on the 19th of November. It is all very close at the top of the prestigious Grand Prix Series trophy, so all to play for. Results as always on the website. 1:30pm for a 2:00pm start at Pinetops as usual. Demo boat can also be available, if you know of someone that would like to come along and try it I can hopefully sort that out.
I am also looking for the results from Saturday 15th of October, if anyone has them or knows who might have them, if they could send them to me so I can add them to the series and put them on the website that would be great. Thanks.
I hope to see many of you racing your DF65 soon.
We had to postpone the September championship last week as we had a lack of organising staff. The September championships are now this Saturday, the 1st of October. I know it is not September any more but we have run out of Saturdays so it will have to do. 2:00pm first start at Pinetops so if you could be there for 1:30pm to help set up that would be great.
Hope to see you racing soon.
Unfortunately the summer is coming to and end and the light evenings are getting shorter. This Tuesday the 6th of September will be the last Tuesday evening of this year. It will be a usual start time of 6:30pm at Pinetops. Hope to see you there.
On Saturday the 10th there will be NO official racing. However we were thinking of doing something a bit different, we were thinking maybe a long distance race alone the sea wall or something. Would anybody be interested in doing something like that? If you have any other ideas of something a bit different that we could do or if you would like to do that then please get in touch with me and I will organise it.
Then on Saturday the 17th of September, we will resume with the current series again. It will be 1:30pm arrive and set up for a 2:00pm first start at Pinetops, we will plan for 8 races but may differ depending on conditions and numbers. The LTSC bar and galley will be open before and after racing for food and drink. We will then continue on Saturdays at Pinetops for the winter. The next championship will then be on Saturday 24th of September.
Hope to see you racing your DF65 soon.
It’s that time in the month again, this Tuesday the 16th will be our August championships. It will be held at Pinetops Nurseries and we will aim for a 6:30 as usual, if you can get there earlier to help set up the course etc. then that would be great. There will be a £2 entry fee, prize giving will be held at LTSC afterwards, where prizes will be given and there will be a raffle for those who are there. The demo boat is available as always, if you know someone that would like to try the DF65 then please email me to reserve it. The forecast is for champagne sailing so not excuses. If you have a problem with your boat and don’t know how to fix it or what you need to fix it then please get in touch with us and we will do our best to help.
Hope to see many of you there to make it a great evening.
Next Tuesday (21st) is the June Championship, we would really like to get the numbers back up, it makes much better racing when there are more of us. The whether does not count as an excuses now as it is June but it is England so maybe it still does. If your boat is broken and you don’t know how to fix it or what parts you need you need to get in touch with us and we can help. The championship will be at Pinetops (next to Otter Nurseries on Milford Road). Please arrive at 6:00pm to help set up and get ready, first start WILL be at 6:30pm. It will be a £2 entry fee if you enter in advance or £3 on the day. To enter please email email@example.com with your name, sail number, boat name and club, before midday on Monday (20th). The Prize giving will be held at LTSC, the bar will be open and there will be some spot prize but if you are not there you will not get them. Hope to see many of you there.