Club sailing will start at 11:15am on November 8th to commemorate the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany at 11am on November 11, 1918.
There will be a two minute silence held to mark the occasion - on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month to remember those killed in the two World Wars and the 12,000 British servicemen killed or injured since 1945.
For those new to the club this is a long held tradition. We get everything ready – changed, boats rigged, course set and if possible duty team gets start line laid , but we do NOT launch sailing and at 11:00 we gather (socially distanced) for a minutes silence in front of the clubhouse.
After than we rush to get on the water as quickly as possible with the start sequence as soon as we can – probably about 11:15 start of the sequence.