Recreational Sailing on Sunday 12th July went down well again - this time 8 boats and perfect conditions. Thanks to Hanako and David Cameron for crewing the RIB and also producing a video - Sunday 12 July Sailing
The Calendar and DutyMan have been updated to show Recreational Sailing on Sundays the 19th and 26th July. Marisa and Jeremy have already volunteered to crew the RIB on the 19th - thank you both - and the duties for the 26th are open to volunteering.
As we said last week the number of households with members able to crew a RIB is limited. To enable more volunteer resources the Committee has decided to allow those in a household who are not members to volunteer to help where we would otherwise not be able to run events. They will become "Guest" members until the end of this year with a zero subscription fee and would normally fulfill the Assistant Safety Officer role. Prospective Guest members should contact the Membership Secretary at email@example.com to request a Guest membership form.
You may have noticed reports of clubs running informal "timed lap" racing. The concept is that there is a window of time during which you may sail around a simple course as many times as you like beginning at any time and perhaps in more than one stint during the afternoon. Your elapsed time, number of laps and handicap can be used to evaluate your average corrected lap time; the winner being the person with the lowest corrected time.
I think we could run this with a Race Officer isolated in the Starters' Box and a RIB crewed by one household during the Recreational Sailing sessions on Sundays. More thought is needed on how this would operate, and to avoid manual sign-on, so watch this space.
Race Mark Refurbishment
We need to refurbished the race marks and tackle so that, depending on the COVID situation, we can lay some or all at short notice. I'd be grateful if you would let me know of your availability between now and the end of July to refurbish tackle and paint mark letters . I suggest Saturday 18 and 25 July or midweek days if some can do that. We will respect COVID guidance and I think we should be able to do this without breaking the 2m rule. A face covering would be worth bringing along just in case.
Richard Evans, Sailing Secretary