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Round the Island

  • Round the Island

    I know we aren't Cowes week... but we have our own Round the island event this Saturday. Starts at 13:30 through till 15:30 - who can sail all the way round Island Barn Reservoir the fastest.

    The format is like a Grand Prix qualifying. You can start any time when qualifying is open 13:30 - 15:30.  Start means crossing a line between the 'F' mark outside the clubhouse and an inner distance (it will be a small starting gate to avoid people sailing through it when not starting a lap). All laps must be anti-clockwise (all marks to port) passing outside F, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and back trough the gate at F.

    You can make as many laps as you want, the only thing I ask is that if you are NOT doing another lap you turn round after the gate and do not go up to mark 9 so that I know you are not on a timed lap. 


    This is a great for new sailors - theformat is really simple and there is no complicated start. I will also award prizes based on a personal handicap as well as on regular class handicap.  Why not take the chance to try other boats - all CLUB BOATS available at NO CHARGE. Just make sure I know WHO is in WHICH BOAT.  The RO will be obvious - either in the clubhouse or outside watching the line. Make sure the RO knows who you are and what boat you are in.  This can be a great event to try out different boats.

    If in doubt ASK!

    Please bring a picnic for theafternoon - some basic bread/chese will be available but no large scale catering.

    See you Saturday