I want to draw your attention to a new page on our website on the subject of “Sailing From Home” - see www.chanonry.org.uk/sailing-from-home.
Most of the information and links have been provided by the RYA as part of their #SailFromHome initiative – see their web pages at www.rya.org.uk/programmes/Pages/sailfromhome.aspx.
If you are looking for some inspiration or learning opportunities during this ongoing lockdown then have a look. I am sure you will find something to whet your appetite no matter your age.
For our racers and perhaps computer gamers, there is the eSailing system from Virtual Regatta – link on our “Sailing From Home” page under the main heading of Marine Industry. You don’t need to pay to use Virtual Regatta. It’s as simple as visiting their website from a laptop or PC or downloading the app on a smartphone or iPad and clicking ‘play now’ on either the inshore or offshore game. You can then enter the game and learn how to use it and compete against others all around the world. If you want to compete and keep your score, you’ll need to create a login and a user profile.
I have taken out a subscription that enables me to run races for up to 20 competitors and a few folk have said they are interested in doing that during the lockdown in place of our sail racing programme at the club.
If you are interested in eRacing between club members please contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have already registered for the eSailing Virtual Regatta system then let me have your Virtual Regatta ID, and confirm the email address you used to set it up, so that you can be invited to specific races. After a bit practice, we can decide whether to run a series or three.
Keep safe and active,
Richard Evans, Sailing Secretary