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Challenge 9 - Better Sailing: Boat Control

30th July 2023, 17:30 - 19:00

HW 18:31 (9.4m) Narlwood Rocks

CANCELLED - Due to today's weather forecast, similar wind strength to yesterday plus lots of rain, today's Challenge series and clinic are cancelled. I will look to rearrange the clinic for the next available opportunity.

IMPORTANT: the Better Sailing Clinic will start at 1630. Please be ready to sail (kitted up and with your boat prepared) before the clinic starts.

Better Sailing Clinic: Boat Control

Paul Craig will be running a session focusing on how to use boat and sail trim to manoeuvre the boat to maintain control and how this can then be used in pre-start, mark roundings, coming ashore and also improving boat speed

The session is aimed at anyone who is keen to improve their sailing. If you feel you already know about boat set up, it would be great if you can come down to help mentor and support those looking to develop their skills.

Racing - Challenge Series 2023

We will run a series of 3 short races, aimed at giving less experienced the sailors a friendly introduction and the opportunity to develop their racing skills. The first race starts at 1730.

There will be a new Gold, Silver, Bronze fleet system for the Challenge Series, which we hope will give new and less experienced sailors the chance to discover the fun of racing in a more relaxed environment and encourage our strongest sailors to act as mentors and coaches.

The fleets are as follows:
- Gold the club's top racers, those who race regularly and could expect to be consistently in the top half of the field
- Bronze new sailors, those who have done Sail Training at the club within the last 3 years, or expect to do it next year, or other RYA level 2/3 sailors
- Silver the rest of the dinghy fleet

The prizes for the Challenge Series will be awarded to the highest placed Silver and Bronze sailors. Gold sailors are welcome to take part, but sadly there is no prize for them! We will run 3 shorter races in each session, in-race coaching is actively encouraged and help from the safety boats is allowed without penalty.

Participants will be placed in a fleet by the organisers, if you feel you are in the wrong fleet, just say and we'll accommodate you where possible.

Read more about the Challenge Series on our website: https://www.thornburysc.org.uk/racing-faqs/challenge-series.

Last updated 3:27pm on 22 July 2024

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