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Island Barn's famous 'Barnstormer' Topper Winter Open

  • topper winter open 2020

       We're all looking forward to the Topper Open   
       We will be running the Main Events (full rig and 4.2)  
      The Regatta for sailors new to racing has been cancelled as it's going to be a little too windy  

    Another fun Topper event is looming Island Barn's famous

    'Barnstormer' winter open

    is planned for

    Saturday February 1.


    We hope lots of our Island Barn sailors will attend - it's designed for all levels with a:

    • regatta fleet for newcomers to racing,
    • 4.2 fleet for lighter sailors
    • 5.3 fleet for the more experienced.
    • Hot food, cake and lots of prizes


    You can register your child for this event by  clicking this registration link  and filling in the form found on the 'Opens' section of our membership website.

    Registration is not compulsory and you don't need to pay anything yet. It's just a way of saving time on the day and helping us gauge the likely numbers.

    We'll be making the formal entries, and taking payment, on the morning of Saturday February 1.


    As usual we are also dependent on volunteers to help run the day so we've set up a rota where parents & carers can volunteer. We'll need help with:

    1. Admin (taking entries) and catering
    2. Race Assistants (who will cover car park & winches at start of day)
    3. Safety Officer + rescur boat helms & crew (who must wear wet or drysuits)

    Please  CLICK ON THIS ROTA LINK  which will take you to the rota and add your name wherever you can help.

    Mike Jones will be the race officer so please CC all correspondence to him. Please remember that buoyancy aids must be worn on the lower bank and pontoons and anyone going afloat in any vessel must wear a wetsuit or drysuit. Thanks in advance for your help.